Academic journal article Field Educator

From the Editor, October 2012

Academic journal article Field Educator

From the Editor, October 2012

Article excerpt

We are celebrating the first anniversary of the Field Educator , the online journal to promote knowledge exchange within the social work field education community. In this new issue, "Field Scholar" includes peer-reviewed articles on ethics in field instruction, bridging theory and practice in a domestic violence internship, field directors' experiences with complex and competing demands in field education, and assessing student performance in field.

"Practice Digest" has brief reports on innovative models and practices in field education. In this issue, this section includes articles on cultural competence in field education, the Simmons School of Social Work Urban Leadership internship-based project, and working with Millennial interns. In addition, two experiments in field education are presented: an MSW student supervising BSW interns, and psychodrama as introduction to field placement.

"Students Speak" has an article about a student's reflection on her field placements after a visit to a medical brigade in El Salvador.

The "Conversation" takes on the controversial issue of employment-related placements. The discussion, moderated by JoAnn McFall of Michigan State University and Chair of the CSWE Field Council, takes place between Rebecca Brigham, Director of Field Education at the School of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill; Steve Holloway, Director of the Office of Accreditation at CSWE; and Peter Vaughan, Dean of the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University. …

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