ERIC Number: ED202800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Videotaping as a Supervision Tool. Teaching Young Children With Special Needs.
Estus, Lorian; And Others
The videotape recording of interactions between teaching interns and young children with special needs provides a significant resource for the interns in assessing their own style of teaching, evaluating personal strengths, and setting their goals. A discussion is presented of the rationale for using videotaping as a tool for self evaluation, and a description is given of the logistics of planning and conducting a taping session. Examples illustrate specific cases in which videotapes were used differently depending on the stage of the individual intern's development and a variety of situations and factors which made each session a highly personal experience. Some patterns emerged in which interns were able to recognize and overcome personal flaws that inhibit effective teaching behavior. Observing their own interactions with students enabled some to change their perceptions of individual children and, in some cases, to identify personal strengths they did not fully realize they had. (JD)
Descriptors: Exceptional Persons, Individualized Instruction, Interaction Process Analysis, Mainstreaming, Preschool Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Special Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Interns, Teaching Experience, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA.