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ERIC Number: EJ990780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Moving away from Tradition: Exploring the Field Experiences of Part-Time, Older, and Employment-Based Students
Hopkins, Karen M.; Deal, Kathleen Holtz; Bloom, Jennie Dunleavy
Journal of Social Work Education, v41 n3 p573-585 Fall 2005
Little is known about field placement experiences of growing subgroups of students, particularly older, part-time, and field employment-based. Because of the centrality of field placements within MSW education, these student subgroups in field placements at one northeastern school were surveyed (N=779). A MANOVA analysis examined students' experiences with field setting, field supervision, and faculty field liaison. Results revealed that part-time, employment-based, or advanced-year students were significantly more positive about field experiences than full-time, non-employment-based, or foundation-year students. Age was not a significant factor. Implications of findings for admissions decisions, teaching, and structure of field education programs are discussed. (Contains 2 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
Identifiers - Location: Maryland