ERIC Number: ED330652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Future Directions for the Preparation of University Supervisors.
Anderson, Debra J.
Analysis of the present preparation of the university supervisors of student teachers and examination of the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes, attributes, and experiences required of supervisors produces two recommendations for preparing effective supervisors: an internship and successful completion of a course designed especially for university supervisors. Two primary variables have been equated with quality supervision: advanced training (doctoral degrees and higher rankings) and teaching experience. However, there is a need for additional formal preparation in supervision. Supervisors need two main bodies of knowledge to be effective. The first body of knowledge encompasses an understanding of how university/college policy affects the goals of the teacher education program, including clinical experiences. The second body of knowledge relates to the foundations of education. The two major skills supervisors need are effective interpersonal communication and the ability to appropriately use evaluation processes. Effective university supervisors should be required to have two major experiences: successful classroom teaching and an internship. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Knowledge Base for Teaching
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (New Orleans, LA, February 16-20, 1991).