Empirical Studies in Field Instruction

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Psychology Press, 1989 - Social Science - 399 pages
This landmark volume tackles the long overdue critical examination and evaluation of the state of the art of field instruction in social work education. For the first time, the findings of empirical research are consolidated to review, test, and question prevailing assumptions in social work field instruction. The vigorous assessment of the state of the art in field instruction, the field placement process, field instructors, and students enables the social work profession to reflect upon its accomplishments and review its practices. Provocative, informative, and controversial, Empirical Studies in Field Instruction also urges the profession to make changes and to insist on continued high caliber empirical research efforts in field instruction. It is an excellent resource for directors of field instruction, faculty field liaisons, field instructors, social work students, classroom instructors, researchers, and doctoral students.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
THE STATE OF THE ART IN FIELD
9
George Warren Browns Field Instruction Research
15
Identification
29
Results
36
Discussion
42
Field Education in the Social Work Curriculum
48
Results of Surveys of Field Instruction
55
Field Instructor Turnover
187
The Universitys Relationship to Field Instructors
193
Intrinsic Rewards of Field Instruction
203
Discussion and Implications
211
A Study of Role Expectations
219
Burnout in Social Work Field Instructors
237
Preliminary Findings
246
Results
254

Field Agency Survey
61
Findings
84
A Placement Planning Model
93
Conclusion
102
The Pilot Study
112
Discussion
120
Description of the Study
127
Issues and Dilemmas
133
Methodology
144
Findings
150
Methodology
163
The Influence of Field InstructorStudent Gender
169
FIELD INSTRUCTORS MYTHS
181
Method
260
Discussion
268
Methodology
275
Summary of Findings
292
STUDENTS STRESS SATISFACTION
299
Definition of Terms
309
Discussion
315
Factors Associated with Student Satisfaction
321
Discussion
329
Factors Associated with Fieldwork Performance
337
Detecting the Single and Combined Effect of Variables
350
Conclusion
357
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