ERIC Number: ED213698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Cooperating Teacher Remuneration: Where Are We? ATE Bonus Publication.
Forty college and university directors of field experiences (from 40 different states) responded to a survey on their payment practices for cooperating teachers. A wide variety of payment practices exists among the states, ranging from no payment, tuition waivers, to various amounts of money. Most directors indicated that their system of payment was consistent with other institutions in their state. The majority of respondents, whose university operated on the semester system, said that there was no difference in payment for quarterly versus semester arrangements. Few changes were noted in the amount paid to cooperating teachers in the past ten years. Fifty percent of the directors knew of no impending pay changes among the institutions in their state. The state board of regents, state legislature, and state educational association were mentioned as having the most influence on payment practices. Sixty-five percent of the respondents said that school administrators were not paid for having a student teacher in the building. Eighteen percent of the directors indicated that they paid teachers for working with early field experience (pre-student teaching) students. It is concluded that, to ascertain if a trend is emerging to change present payment policies regarding cooperating teachers, a broader indepth survey should be made. (FG)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College School Cooperation, Compensation (Remuneration), Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Schools of Education, Surveys, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supervision
Association of Teacher Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.