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Exploring Administrative Issues

Since the field placement course differs greatly from traditional academic courses, the supervisor often faces many complex and often ambiguous issues. Some of the issues center around peers' resistance to awarding academic credit. However, peer acceptance, if not support, of the course seems the trend more recently. The central issues of concern to most authors in this group of articles were: supervision, selection, training, requirements for credit, placement goals, and agency-university interface. Readers will find themselves considerably enlightened from the thorough discussion of those issues from a variety of perspectives.