Student performance in field education placements: The findings of a 6-year Australian study of admissions data

Ryan, Martin, Cleak, Helen, & McCormack, John (2006) Student performance in field education placements: The findings of a 6-year Australian study of admissions data. Journal of Social Work Education, 42(1), pp. 67-84.

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This article reports on a 6-year study that examined the association between pre-admission variables and field placement performance in an Australian bachelor of social work program (N=463). Very few of the pre-admission variables were found to be significantly associated with performance. These findings and the role of the admissions process are discussed. In addition to the usual academic criteria, the authors urge schools to include a focus on nonacademic criteria during the admissions process and the ongoing educational program.

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ID Code: 95536
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRITERIA, PROGRAMS, DECISIONS, VALIDITY, SOCIAL-WORK EDUCATION, SOCIAL WORK, EDUCATION & EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, PREDICTIONS, Performance Based Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Student Characteristics, Admission Criteria, Academic Achievement, Academic Records, Student Records, Student Placement, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Field Experience Programs, Data Analysis, Age Differences, Admission (School), Predictor Variables, Admissions, article, Fieldwork, Social Work Education, Australia, Placement, Surveys, School enrollment, Analysis, Higher education, College admissions, Performance evaluation, College students, Admissions policies, HERN
DOI: 10.5175/JSWE.2006.200303106
ISSN: 1043-7797
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 12 May 2016 22:49
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 02:17

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