Maxwell, John A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Sociology and Social Work
Student assessment of supervision in social work field practice in the Caribbean and South Eastern Africa: A comparative study and commentary
Journal of Social Development in Africa
Date of Publication
Provides a comparative assessment of social work field practice in the two most established schools of social work in the Caribbean (University of the West Indies - Mona and the University of Guyana) and the School of Social Work in Zambabwe. The research is based on a self-administered questionnaire which gathered details on supervision and instruction procedures of the respective practicum in each institution. Analysis of the responses of the sample provide information on the field practice conferences, delivery of supervisory functions, the role of the Faculty or School Coordinator and the value of student assignments. A wide-ranging set of suggestions for improving students' practicum experience are then made.....