ERIC Number: ED337434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-26
Reference Count: 0
The Context for a Clinical Teacher Education Component.
Broyles, India L.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to inquire into the characteristics, regularities, relationships, behaviors, and effects of schools in relation to their role in a clinical teacher education program. The analysis of three high schools followed the inquiry perspective termed "portraiture." Sketches were drawn of the three schools which served as clinical training centers for the Teachers for Secondary Schools Program at the University of Southern Maine. Data were gathered from direct observations within the school over a 4-month period, from weekly logs of teacher interns, and from a guided discussion with interns. Analysis of the data suggested that despite their unique contexts, all of these high schools could be examined in relation to eight themes that arose from the portraits in"The Good High School" (S. L. Lightfoot). After summarizing the sketches of each school, this paper presents each of the eight themes, interprets each school's representation of the theme, and relates that representation to the experiences of interns with that context as a clinical training site. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clinical Teacher Education; Teachers for Secondary Schools Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization (Rockland, ME, April 26, 1988).