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ERIC Number: ED147259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 47
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The School Based Supervision Team: An Alternative.
Deakins, Karen; And Others
This document describes the organization and function of a school based supervision team and its role in teacher education. The teachers that comprise the team are working staff members in a secondary school. They maintain their teaching responsibilities while taking the responsibility as coordinators of the total on-site preservice program at their school. The primary responsibility of preservice supervisory personnel is to coordinate the expectations of the college of education with which they are working and the demands at the cooperating public school to best maximize the learning experience for student teachers. The initial function of the supervision team is to orient student teachers to the physical realities of the school in which they will be working. Additionally, the team introduces the student teachers to their cooperating teachers in the school. Thereafter, the means of continuing orientation is through seminars. Planning and implementation of these seminars is an important function of the school-based team. Formally, each team member supervises two student teachers, offering support as well as advice. One function of the team member is that of evaluator of the student's performance. To the university supervisors who would ordinarily perform these tasks, the team is college supervision extended to the school setting. The team's supervision does not preclude separate observations by university supervisors and/or their aides. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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