ERIC Number: ED201624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Instrument for Use by Supervising Teachers in Evaluating Student Teaching Programs.
Funk, Fanchon F.; And Others
A questionnaire was developed for obtaining feedback from supervising (cooperating) teachers on the strengths and weaknesses of teacher education programs. Over a period of three years, the questionnaire was distributed to more than 550 teachers in the Florida State University teacher education program. The response rate increased over the three years, presumably because of the ease with which the instrument could be completed, its professional appearance, and the desire of the supervising teachers to have input into a program with which they were deeply involved. The supervising teachers were asked to rate the student teachers, the supervision provided by the university faculty, and the Office of Clinical Education and its area coordinators. As a result of the feedback, changes are planned in the following areas of education and administration: (1) teaching techniques; (2) class control techniques; (3) planning skills; (4) improvement of university supervision; (5) more effective use of observation time; (6) improvement of the quality of departmental supervisors' written evaluations of student teachers; and (7) improvement of the quality of suggestions to classroom supervising teachers. A copy of the questionnaire is included. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Dallas, TX, February, 1981). The questionnaire may be marginally reproducible in paper copy.