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Research Article  |   July 1982
Agency Practices in Assigning Fieldwork Experiences to Occupational Therapy Students
Author Affiliations
  • Young-Iob Chung, Ph.D., is Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Lyla M. Spelbring, Ph.D., OTR, is Professor and Head, Department of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Research Article   |   July 1982
Agency Practices in Assigning Fieldwork Experiences to Occupational Therapy Students
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1982, Vol. 36, 450-455. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.7.450
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1982, Vol. 36, 450-455. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.7.450
Abstract

Practices by agencies in assigning Level II fieldwork experiences to occupational therapy students were examined. Time-specific logs were collected from students and from agency personnel during a 3-month period. The data generated were used to answer questions about how effectively student time was used in meeting the stated purposes of the assignment. The focus was on “average” student fieldwork activities. The study suggests that more careful and systematic development and design of Level II fieldwork programs are needed to meet the established educational goals and to maximize educational opportunities during the allotted time.