ERIC Number: ED348336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
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Four Models of Clinical Supervision in Virginia.
Buckley, Pamela K.; And Others
The Virginia State Department of Education funded four, 3-year pilot clinical faculty programs to provide training and compensation to cooperating teachers for the purpose of improving the supervision of student teachers. Two of the programs which received grants were collaborative projects: partners Virginia Tech University and Hollins College and partners Hampton University and Christopher Newport College. The other two programs were coordinated by the University of Virginia and Lynchburg College. This evaluative report indicates that the four pilot clinical models demonstrated the importance of providing extensive supervisory training to qualified classroom teachers, recognition for their expertise, and appropriate compensation. The study indicates that the clinical faculty programs improved the quality of the student teaching experience at the participating institutions. Although there were differences among the programs, all four of the pilot clinical faculty models were effective. A summary of the findings focuses on the following topics: selection, training, and rewarding of teachers; how pilot model funds solved problems in recruiting and training cooperating teachers; impact of the clinical faculty model on school divisions; and similarities and differences among the models. Appendices include: outlines of each program's goals, objectives, and outcomes; a description of program components; and a copy of the "Clinical Faculty Questionnaire" used in conducting the study. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (16th, Houston, TX, November 22-26, 1991).