ERIC Number: ED189092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
The Impact of a Model of Student Teaching Supervision on Cooperating Teachers and Field Supervisors.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of training in supervision on the performance of cooperating teachers and field supervisors. A one day workshop based upon a model of supervision developed by Boyan and Copeland (1978) was presented to 32 cooperating teachers and field supervisors. The four stages of the model included a pre-observational conference between supervisor and teacher, observation by the supervisor of the teacher's class, analysis and identification of change by the supervisor, and a post-observational conference between the supervisor and teacher. The study addressed the major areas of: 1) the immediate reaction of participants to the model, components, and the need for further training in supervision; 2) the impact that the training had on their performance; 3) the needs, expectations, and personal dynamics of cooperating teachers; and 4) the practices of cooperating teachers. Conclusions and recommendations for a model on theory of supervision, practice and program, and research and evaluation are presented. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Teacher Corps Network, Portsmouth, NH.