The Experiences of Mentors and Social Work Students During Study Internship Cover Image

Iskustva mentora i studenata socijalnog rada na studijskoj praksi
The Experiences of Mentors and Social Work Students During Study Internship

Author(s): Nedreta Šerić, Sanela Šadić
Subject(s): Higher Education , Methodology and research technology, Family and social welfare, Welfare services
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka - Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: social welfare centers; experiences; evaluation; internship; student; mentor;

Summary/Abstract: In recent years, by introduction of Bologna Process in higher education system and increasing number of enrolled students, problems with organization, internship realization and tasks implementation showed up. These occasions have led to certain dissatisfaction for those involved in this process. This paper presents the results obtained from the research in which the participants were undergraduate students of second and third academic year, Department of Social Work of the Faculty of Political Sciences Sarajevo, as well as internship mentors, their experiences, comments and suggestions. Given the importance of internship and the mentors/social workers’ role in the overall education of future social workers, it is necessary to examine their attitudes and experiences in order to improve the internship quality. Hence the idea to conduct research on this topic and gain the insight into important aspects of students’ internships in which there are or may occur problems affecting its quality. The study was conducted in most of the social welfare centers in entire Bosnia and Herzegovina where students do their internship. We interviewed 211 students and 78 mentors.

  • Issue Year: III/2014
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 97-115
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bosnian