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Field educator turnover: A challenge to the quality of field education

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Field education is the core of social work education, yet the quality of this programme is threatened by a high turnover of field educators. This retrospective study examines the turnover rate in one Australian social work programme, the characteristics of its supervisors and agencies and establishes a bench-mark for national and international comparative studies. High turnover rates suggest the need to re-examine some of the traditions arid assumptions of field education for social work. © 1998 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Cooper, L., & Crisp, B. R. (1998). Field educator turnover: A challenge to the quality of field education. Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work, 8(1), 89-105. doi:10.1080/21650993.1998.9755781

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0013271233

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 89

End Page


  • 105

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Field education is the core of social work education, yet the quality of this programme is threatened by a high turnover of field educators. This retrospective study examines the turnover rate in one Australian social work programme, the characteristics of its supervisors and agencies and establishes a bench-mark for national and international comparative studies. High turnover rates suggest the need to re-examine some of the traditions arid assumptions of field education for social work. © 1998 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Cooper, L., & Crisp, B. R. (1998). Field educator turnover: A challenge to the quality of field education. Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work, 8(1), 89-105. doi:10.1080/21650993.1998.9755781

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0013271233

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 89

End Page


  • 105

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 1