Social work field education: Believing in students who are living with a disability

Cassandra Hearn, Monica Short, John Healy

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Abstract

This paper is an exploration of social work placements with students who are living with a disability. The paper discusses hurdles including censoring placements and opportunities, equal access, strategies for building a belief in ability and self-esteem. Field education is a significant part of the social work degree internationally. It allows social work students to further develop their social work identity and to apply their knowledge to professional practice through real-life learning. The paper broadens the conversation on social work placements and ability, adding some personal narratives and sharing some insights from an Australian university context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1343-1355
Number of pages13
JournalDisability and Society
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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