ERIC Number: ED099319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Proposed Model for the Supervision of Student Teachers. Teacher Education Forum Series. Vol. 2, No. 9.
Harty, Harold; Ritz, William C.
The supervisor-student teacher relationship is analyzed, and a systematic approach to their interaction is outlined consisting of the following elements: (a) observation, (b) provision of objective observational data, (c) bilateral determination of what will be focused on, and (d) objective feedback used as a basis for modifying teaching behavior in accordance with personal goals and standards. Observation is delineated in three phases: (a) the preobservational conference, where the areas in which the student teacher wishes to receive feedback are determined; (b) the actual observational interval, stressing nonevaluative observations to reduce anxiety and frustrations on the part of the student teacher; and (c) the postobservational conferences, where the student teacher is encouraged to evaluate the resulting data. Objectivity is aided by the use of instruments such as the Relationship Inventory, a 64-item questionnaire, and the Student Teacher Perceptions of Supervisor Behavior Scale, on which behaviors are rated on a continuum. The role of the supervisor is best seen as supportive and encouraging--not handing out pat solutions to problems, but rather allowing the preservice teacher to examine the feedback available and make his/her own value judgements about teaching performance. (JCW)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Educational Objectives, Feedback, Observation, Practicum Supervision, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Evaluation, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Supervision, Teaching Experience
Division of Teacher Education, 325-Education Building, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 075 913, 076 572, 089 237, 096 262-271, and SP 008 614-636