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“Supervision” designates a form of professional career counseling. Since conditions and demands are changing so rapidly in many fields, it makes sense as a lifelong learning process. The term itself arose in industry and government administration (Economy; Bureaucracy). A supervisor sees to it that the necessary tasks are carried out. Social work (Social Education) and psychotherapy then adopted the word, and soon it was recomm…

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Klessmann, Michael, “Supervision”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.103>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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