ERIC Number: ED029850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
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The Oswego Plan for Team Supervision of Beginning Teachers.
Readling, John J.; Barone, Vincent I.
Team Supervision of Beginning Teachers is an experimental program of mutual assistance in which four or five beginning teachers are teamed with an experienced teacher (the Team Leader) to improve instruction and the teaching competencies of team members. The program differs from traditional supervisory methods in that it is divorced from the school's administrative chain of command, and it provides more than one model for the beginning teacher. Under the guidance of the experienced teacher (a faculty member who attended a six-week summer institute on team supervision), the team proceeds through a four-step clinical analysis process known as "cycling": (1) One member who is selected to teach a lesson prepares objectives which are studied by the rest of the team in a preobservation planning session in which they determine what data to collect, how, and by whom. (2) The lesson is taught and raw data is collected by team members. (3) The team meets without the teacher to analyze and organize the data and to plan the strategy for presentation of feedback. (4) Feedback is presented to the teacher who interacts with other members in a self-analytic manner. The team's role is not to evaluate the teacher but to provide a multilensed camera through which he can see himself as objectively as possible. (Included are a 10-item bibliography and description of the ground rules for team behavior, the rights and duties of members, and the conditions necessary for group cohesion.) (JS)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oswego. Coll. at Oswego.