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ERIC Number: EJ978893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Potential of Field Education as Signature Pedagogy: The Field Director Role
Lyter, Sharon C.
Journal of Social Work Education, v48 n1 p179-188 Win 2012
In light of the assertion that field education is the signature pedagogy of social work education, this Internet-based study explores field director demographics and questions the fulfillment of this potential, examining BSW and MSW field education through the lens of the field director position. Field directors (159) and deans/directors (150) were asked to express their opinions on the role, function, and status of the field director. Variables included salary, job security, privileges, and authority. The findings provide evidence of a modest but statistically significant difference in perceptions between field directors and deans/directors. If field is intended to carry the prominent position of signature pedagogy, the field director and factors associated with the role will influence the trajectory. (Contains 1 table.)
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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