ERIC Number: ED205499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Care and Feeding of Visiting Teachers.
Womack, Karen King; Womack, Sid T.
The home room teacher has the responsibility of enabling field experience students, student teachers, and visiting specialists to fulfill their role successfully. The field experience student is ordinarily not expected to ever take full responsibility for the instruction of an entire class for any period of time. The agenda for this student would include heavy emphasis on introductory and assisting activities. Some of these include becoming familiar with the school and the classroom routine, and working with small groups, helping individual students, some evaluation of pupil progress, and assisting in other class activities. The student teacher, after completing orientation activities, should participate in assisting activities, lesson planning, disciplinary activities, and evaluation of pupil progress. The student teacher profits from steadily increasing amounts of interaction with pupils. The cooperating teacher can provide valuable guidance on the wise use of time for the student teacher. An inservice teacher specialist should be accorded the authority of a full teacher in the school. Mutual respect and cooperation between two inservice teachers is the key to a successful experience for a specialist in a classroom. (JD)
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