Ethics are the foundation of every profession. Field education is central to the education of professional social workers. There is a consensus among educators that field education should include ethics education. The field education literature pays lip service to the importance of ethics. Ethical practice is being taught infield education in a cursory manner. Reasons for the discrepancy between promise and practice are discussed. Suggestions are made for including ethics education in the field.
Mathews; Weinger, Susan; and Wijnberg, Marion
"Ethics in Field Education: Promise, Pretension, or Practice?,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 24
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol24/iss2/7