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ERIC Number: ED088795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 29
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Distinguished Cooperating Teacher Program.
Chicago State Univ., IL.
The Distinguished Cooperating Teacher Program at Chicago State University was developed to train cooperating teachers to supervise student teachers. The program departs from traditional practice by changing the roles of the classroom teacher and the university field supervisor. The supervisor's role becomes that of coordinator while the teacher assumes the supervisory role. Cooperating teachers and their assigned teacher candidates participate in a pre-student teaching workshop which is based on an analysis of the unique, and sometimes stress-filled, relationship between the two team members. The workshop has as its aim to enhance communication and interpersonal perceptions in addition to providing opportunities to communicate about forthcoming classroom procedures and objectives. Monthly seminars allow for discussion of progress and problems during the student-teaching experience. This program has been found to provide a) superior supervision because the student-teacher ratio is one-to-one, b) more direct involvement of the public school in the teacher preparation effort, and c) financial savings for the university. (Related documents are SP 007 584 and SP 007 585.) (Author/DDO)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago State Univ., IL.