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Below is a list of resources for Field Instructors. If you would like a copy of the article or book please email Jennifer Parker (MSW Field Director) at


    Agency and School Relationship

    Bogo, M., & Globerman, J. (1999). Interorganizational relationships between schools of social work and field agencies: Testing a framework for analysis. Journal of Social Work Education, 35(2), 265-274.



    Hendricks, C. O., Finch, J. B., & Franks, C. (2005). Learning to teach, teaching to learn: A guide for social work field education. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.


    Hunter, C.A., Moen, J.K., Taskin, M. (Eds.). (2014). Social work field directors: Foundations for excellence. Chicago: Lyceum Books.


    Kolb, D. (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.


    Classroom and Field

    Birkenmaier, J.m Wilson, R. J., Berg-Weger, M., Banks, R., & Hartung, M. (2003). MSW integrative seminars: Toward integrating course and field work. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 23(1/2), 167-182.


    Fortune, A. E., McCarthy, M. & Abramson, J. S. (2001). Student learning processes in field education: Relationship of learning activities to quality of field instruction, satisfaction, and performance among MSW students. Journal of Social Work Education, 37(1), 111-124.


    Fox, R. (2004). Field instruction and the mature student. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 24, 113-129. Gelman, C. R. (2004). Anxiety experiences by foundation-year MSW students entering field placement: Implications for admissions, curriculum, and field education. Journal of Work Education, 40(1), 39-54.


    Goodman, H., Knight, C., & Khudododov, K. (2014). Graduate social work students’ experiences with group work in the field and the classroom. Journal of Teaching Social Work, 34, 60-78.


    Knight, C. (2001). The process of field instruction: BSW and MSW students’ views of effective field supervision. Journal of Social Work Education, 37(2), 357-379.


    Lee, M., & Fortune, A. E. (2013). Do we need more “doing” activities or “thinking” activities in the field practicum? Journal of Social Work Education, 49, 646-660.


    Lyter, S. (2012). Potential of field education as signature pedagogy: The field director role. Journal of Social Work Education, 48(1), 179-188.


    Newman, B. S., Dannenfelser, P. L., Clemmons, V., & Webster, S. (2007). Working to learn: Internships for today’s social work students. Journal of Social Work Education, 43(3), 513-528.


    Shulman, L. S. (2005). Signature pedagogies in the professions.


    Daedalus, 134(3), 52-59. Sossou, M., & Dubus, N. (2013). International social work field placement or volunteer tourism? Developing an assess-based justice-learning field experience. Journal of Learning Design, 6(1), 10-19.


    Wayne, J., Bogo, M., & Raskin, M. (2006). The need for radical change in field education. Journal of Social Work Education, 42(1), 161-169.



    Abbott, A. A., & Lyter, S. C. (1998). The use of constructive criticism in field supervision. Clinical Supervisor, 17(2), 43-57.


    Bogo, M., Regehr, C., Woodford, M., Hughes, J., Power, R., & Regehr, G. (2006). Beyond competencies: Field instructors’ descriptions of student performance. Journal of Social Work Education, 42(3), 579-593.


    Ellison, M. L. (1994). Critical field instructor behaviors: Student and field instructor views. Arete, 18(2), 12-21.


    Luhanga, F. L., Larocque, S., MacEwan, L., Gwekwerere, Y. N., Danyluk, P. (2014). Exploring the issue of failure to fail in professional education programs: A multidisciplinary study. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 11(2), Article 3.


    Regehr, C., Bogo, M., & Regehr, G. (2011). The development of an online practice-based evaluation tool for social work. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(4), 469-475.


    Sowbel, L. (2012). Gatekeeping: Why shouldn’t we be ambivalent? Journal of Social Work Education, 48(1), 27-44.  



    Bogo, M. (2004). Field instructor competence in group supervision: students’ views. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 24, 199-216.


    Miller, S. E. (2010). A conceptual framework for the professional socialization of social workers. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 20(7), 924-938.


    Sommer, C. A., Ward, J. E., Scofield, T. (2010). Metaphoric stories in supervision of internship: A qualitative study. Journal of Counseling & Development, 88, 500-507.



    Bennett, S., & Deal, K. H. (2012). Supervision training: What we know and what we need to know. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 82(2-3), 195-213.


    Buck, P. W., Bradley, J., Robb, L., & Kirzner, R. S. (2012). Complex and competing demands in field education: A qualitative study of field directors’ experiences. Field Educator 2(2), 1-17.


    Deal, K. H. (2002). Modifying field instructors’ supervisory approach using stage models of student development. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 22(3-4), 121-137.


    Globerman, J., & Bogo, M. (2003). Changing times: Understanding social workers’ motivation to become field instructors. Social Work, 48(1), 65-73.


    Homonoff, E. (2008). The heart of social work: Best practitioners rise to challenges in field instruction. Clinical Supervisor, 27(2), 135-169.


    Murdock, V., Ward, J., Ligon, J., & Jindani, S. (2006). Identifying, assessing, and enhancing field instructor competencies. The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, 12(1), 165-183.


    Ornstein, E. D., & Moses, H. (2010). Goodness of fit: A relational approach to field instruction. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 30(1), 101-114.


    Regehr, G., Bogo, M., Regehr, C., Power, R. (2007). Can we build a better mousetrap? Improving the measures of practice performance in the field practicum. Journal of Social Work Education, 43(2), 327-343.


    Wayne, J., Bogo, M., & Raskin, M. (2010). Field education as the signature pedagogy of social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 46(3), 327-339.


    Ethical Issues

    Wayne, R. H. (2004). Legal guidelines for dismissing students because of poor performance in the field. Journal of Social Work Education, 40(3), 403-414.