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ERIC Number: EJ933093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
MSW Foundation Students in the Field: Reflections on the Nature and Quality of Group Work Assignments and Supervision
LaPorte, Heidi Heft; Sweifach, Jay
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v31 n3 p239-249 2011
Commentators find that education in social group work has diminished over the past three decades, creating a shortage in group work-trained field instructors. The role of instructing group work students may appear relatively easy; however, quality instruction requires careful planning, time, energy, and specialized knowledge. Without knowledge and skill, the field instructor may not be capable of providing an adequate conceptual framework. This article reports on an empirical study that examined the group work-based field work experiences of first-year MSW students. The authors focused on the nature, significance, context, and self-perceptions of MSW students regarding their field work experience. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A