Social work student placements with external supervision: last resort or value-adding in Asia Pacific?

Zuchowski, Ines (2011) Social work student placements with external supervision: last resort or value-adding in Asia Pacific? In: Noble, Carolyn, and Henrickson, Mark, (eds.) Social Work Field Education and Supervision Across Asia Pacific. Sydney University Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 373-395.

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In this chapter the contemporary global environments that frame social work education and supervision in field education are identified, with particular consideration to the specific challenges that some of the developing countries in the Asia Pacific face. The role social work field education plays in socialising students into the profession, and the challenges this poses for placements with external social work supervision, are discussed. The benefits and complexities of these arrangements are explored, taking into account what might be learned from pondering the context of minority group social work students and the need to provide cultural safety in field education. Specifically, the context of social work education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students is outlined. Consideration is given to the importance of establishing and maintaining the triad relationship of student, on-site and external supervisor. Finally, current approaches to field education with external supervision are reviewed and current and future research suggested.

Item ID: 18021
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-920899-69-1
Keywords: social work; field education; external supervision; Asia Pacific
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 05:15
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified @ 25%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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