Academic journal article Field Educator

From the Editor, October 2014

Academic journal article Field Educator

From the Editor, October 2014

Article excerpt

I recently sat at a table with colleagues: fellow field directors, training directors, and healthcare administrators - all social workers - reflecting on a project we shared over the period of a year. When we began, some of us knew one another a little, some were quite connected, and others virtual strangers. One year later, we reflected on the connected and collaborative group we had become. We shared a common focus, brought our ideas, watched them evolve, and managed to produce something together that excited us, inspired us, and united us. I always marvel at the power of creative conversation born of a common language and a shared worldview; and of the learning that occurs (as we will eternally teach our students) in relationship with one another.

As Emmie Homonoff passes the baton to me as Editor of the Field Educator, I feel an honored sense of excitement and anticipation to think of an even larger, and potentially global, "table" to share with you. A free access journal that includes all levels of "conversation," is a down-to-earth vehicle so compatible with who we are as a professional community.

With greater immersion into the world of field education, I am struck by the countless "horizontal" relationships we meet at the table: students, field instructors, field liaisons, agencies, and hospitals to name a few. Together, we answer to a higher order of "vertical" relationships that provide a rudder for our profession, and for social work education: our value set (and Code of Ethics), the Council on Social Work Education, social policy, and healthcare policy are some of these influencers. …

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