ERIC Number: ED024641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
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Clarifying the Supervising Teachers Role.
Bradley, R. C.
The Teachers College Journal, v38 n3 p92-94 Dec 1966
An investigative study sought to identify those factors characteristic of an ideal interpersonal relationship between cooperating teachers and student teachers and to determine if the two groups agree as to the determinants of that relationship. A 110-statement measuring instrument was developed by means of a series of Q technique ratings by 60 college coordinators of student teachers. To summerize from the Q Sort data, an ideal cooperating teacher is one who is sincere in his efforts to supply intra- and extra-classroom experiences of a professional type for a student teacher; does demonstration teaching before the student teacher instructs the class on his own; strives to improve the working relationship of the student teacher with his class; "gives and takes" in the personal, private conference in which the student teacher is given opportunities to discuss any actions during the teaching day and to develop his own functional philosophy of education on a constructive, positive basis. When ratings were intercorrelated and correlation matrices were factor analyzed, it was found that the 20 classroom teachers (classified by their directors as outstanding cooperating teachers) and the 20 senior student teachers (selected randomly from those at North Texas State University) strongly agreed with the college coordinators as to the nature of the ideal relationship. (A 6-item bibliography is included.) (JS)
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Identifiers: North Texas State University