ERIC Number: ED249617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
Inducting Student Teachers: The Role of the Secondary School Principal.
Oliver, Ronald L.
The principal's role in the process of inducting student teachers is important. This paper functions as a guide to show principals how they can facilitate positive student teacher experience by working to minimize problems. Initially the principal should review district policy with the student teacher, introduce the student teacher to key personnel, and provide a facility tour. The principal is also responsible for supervising placement with the cooperating teacher, verifying that the cooperating teacher is qualified, validating the required number of teaching hours and teaching assignments, and reviewing student teacher participation activities and out-of-class activities. By assuming an active role, the principal ensures proper induction of the student teacher and professional adherence to local school policies and concerns. The guide provides an example of a student teacher's induction schedule. (MD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A