ERIC Number: ED061172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
New Student Teaching Program and the Classroom Teacher.
This speech describes a clinical experience program designed to a) illustrate and demonstrate principles of practice, b) involve the application and testing of teaching and learning theory, and c) provide opportunities for developing competency in a full range of teaching tasks. Clinical experiences in the school are composed of three phases: associate teaching, intern teaching, and pretenure teaching. Associate teaching is a continuous experience of teaching under close supervision. Intern teaching is the acceptance of full responsibility of a class or classes, again under close school and college supervision. Pretenure teaching employs the students as regular teachers with full salary with supervision available on request. The supervisory positions include the participating, clinical, and consultant teacher. A participating teacher shares his classroom and himself with laboratory students. The clinical teacher supervises students placed with him for associate teaching experience. The consultant teacher supervises two or more pretenure teachers and works in partnership with other members of a supervisory team. This program has the potential to satisfy critics of teacher effectiveness. The program results include earlier exposure to students, more careful screening of teacher candidates, and better integration of clinical experience and theory. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, St. Louis, MO. Missouri Unit.
Note: Occasional Paper Number 1