ERIC Number: ED124512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School Based Teacher Educators: Rationale Role Description and Research. School Based Teacher Educators, Number 2.
Johnston, Janet; And Others
School based teacher educators are specialists in instructional improvement and facilitators of teacher learning whose primary base of operation is the elementary or secondary school. The role of the clinical instructor is both supervisory and facilitative and requires that the instructor constantly conceive, implement, and evaluate changes in instructional practices. Four different school based teacher educator roles have been conceptualized: part-time preservice, full-time preservice, part-time inservice, and full-time inservice. The most important preservice teacher educator is the supervising teacher. This is the person by whom the student teacher is most influenced in terms of classroom behavior. The main function of supervising teachers is to develop the student teachers' perceptions of the teaching-learning process. Inservice staff development will take on increasing importance as teachers lengthen their tenure. The school based teacher educator role has promise as a dynamic factor in the upgrading of inservice staff development. Individuals filling the school based teacher educator role will have to be educational clinicians who can maintain positive attitudes amid the rigors of assisting teachers to modify and change their classroom behaviors. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., Texas. Teacher Center.