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The content of supervision scale: An instrument to screen the suitability of prospective supervisors of social work student practicums

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Despite being regarded as an essential element in social work education, practicums are often arranged with little consideration as to what a potential supervisor can offer a particular student. This paper reports on the developments of the Content of Supervision Scale which can be used by university fieldwork staff to measure the supervisory priorities of potential supervisors. Three distinct dimensions of supervision sessions are measured: ‘student learning,’ ‘becoming a social worker’ and ‘social work theory and practice.’ Each of these subscales have demonstrated internal consistency. By matching what supervisors can offer with students' educational needs, the potential for student learning is likely to be enhanced. © 1998 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Crisp, B. R., & Cooper, L. (1998). The content of supervision scale: An instrument to screen the suitability of prospective supervisors of social work student practicums. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 17(1-2), 201-211. doi:10.1300/J067v17n01_14

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85011452060

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 201

End Page


  • 211

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 1-2

Abstract


  • Despite being regarded as an essential element in social work education, practicums are often arranged with little consideration as to what a potential supervisor can offer a particular student. This paper reports on the developments of the Content of Supervision Scale which can be used by university fieldwork staff to measure the supervisory priorities of potential supervisors. Three distinct dimensions of supervision sessions are measured: ‘student learning,’ ‘becoming a social worker’ and ‘social work theory and practice.’ Each of these subscales have demonstrated internal consistency. By matching what supervisors can offer with students' educational needs, the potential for student learning is likely to be enhanced. © 1998 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Crisp, B. R., & Cooper, L. (1998). The content of supervision scale: An instrument to screen the suitability of prospective supervisors of social work student practicums. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 17(1-2), 201-211. doi:10.1300/J067v17n01_14

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85011452060

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 201

End Page


  • 211

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 1-2