ERIC Number: ED035591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Program of Orientation and In-Service Education of Cooperating Teachers.
Concordia Teachers Coll., River Forest, IL.
This document describes a cooperative program designed to strengthen rapport between the college department of student teaching and its off-campus student teaching centers, to improve the quality and supervision of student teachers within these centers by developing increasingly effective cooperating teachers, and to strengthen the college supervisory personnel. The seven interrelated components of the program are as follows: (1) general orientation sessions for new cooperating teachers; (2) continuing dissemination of handbooks and related supplementary materials to cooperating teachers; (3) a series of quarterly dinner meetings involving various groups of related personnel; (4) a 1-week summer institute in the supervision of student teachers; (5) weekly visits by the college supervisors which ensure continuing and direct personal interaction; (6) college assistance with staffing needs of the cooperating centers; and (7) a leave-of-absence program which enables outstanding cooperating teachers to join the college staff as college supervisors for a year. (Author/ES)
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Authoring Institution: Concordia Teachers Coll., River Forest, IL.