ERIC Number: ED170272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Supervisory Approach and Gender Related Preferences of Teachers-in-Training.
Copeland, Willis D.
Fifty-four male and female student teachers' preferences for direct or nondirect supervision and male or female supervisors were sampled by recording their reactions to one of four randomly assigned supervisory conferences, which differed in relation to the direct or nondirect behavior of the supervisor and to the supervisor's sex. A significant interaction effect was found between supervisory approach and subject gender, suggesting the preference for the directive approach may be qualified by the student teacher's sex. Evidence was also found that student teachers tend to prefer supervisors of the opposite sex. A preference for the directive approach to supervision appears to exist among all student teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)