ERIC Number: ED225942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Field Experiences in Teacher Education: From Student to Teacher.
McIntyre, D. John
A comprehensive analysis of literature on field experiences for the preservice teacher is divided into sections which focus on the: (1) influences of field experiences on the attitudes and behavior of preservice teachers; (2) roles of university student teacher supervisors and cooperating teachers; (3) structure of field experience programs and models; (4) evaluation of student teacher performance during field experience; and (5) assessment of the success of field experiences. A summary section includes the conclusion that field experience in teacher education is threatened by "the lack of commitment by higher education, the low status of clinical faculty, the lack of objective evaluation criteria, the loss of control to teacher unions and state legislatures, and the lack of relationship between field and campus study." In addition to 11 recommendations for improving field programs, descriptions of 17 exemplary field experience programs in the United States and Canada are appended, along with references. (JD)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Student Teacher Relationship, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Teacher Educators, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Influence, Teaching Experience
Foundation for Excellence in Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Foundation for Excellence in Teacher Education, Washington, DC.