ERIC Number: ED346070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-28
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Professional Awareness for Cooperating Teachers.
Polachek, Diane M.
Because of the critical role that student teaching plays in teacher education programs, cooperating teachers should be adequately prepared to provide the best possible models for their student teachers. An effective cooperating teacher training program is research based, integrates theory with practical application, and provides cooperating teachers with the expertise needed to supervise student teachers. The Professional Awareness for Cooperating Teachers (PACT) program is the result of a collaborative effort between Wilkes University (Pennsylvania) and regional school districts to develop a program that identifies and conveys a body of knowledge and set of skills which can be implemented to improve the cooperating teachers' work with student teachers. PACT is a three-credit, tuition-free, graduate level course offered to practicing elementary and secondary teachers. The course content is based on the seven components of the PACT model: reflection, expectations, organization, observation, communication, observation, supervision, and evaluation. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wilkes University PA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (San Antonio, TX, February 25-28, 1992).