ERIC Number: ED240098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
The Context of Clinical Preservice Teacher Education: The Student Teaching Experience. Clinical Teacher Education -- Preservice Series.
Defino, Maria; And Others
This report contains findings and discussion concerning the influence of contextual factors upon the student teaching experience. Introductory remarks explain the rationale for the study as well as the substance of other documents resulting from it. A section describing methodology reports that data for the study were collected from two sites: a large public university whose student teachers were assigned to mid-sized urban or small suburban school districts, and a large private university which worked with an urban school district. Demographic characteristics of the two settings (such as faculty composition, class size, etc.) are reviewed, and their possible relationship to several quantitative indicators are explored. Formal rules and regulations, published by participating teacher education institutions and school districts, to govern student teaching are presented and compared. Available data about informal organizational properties, such as reward and support systems for each participant role (student teacher, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor), are reviewed and discussed. Implications of the findings for practitioners and researchers in teacher education are included throughout the text. (JD)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Preservice Teacher Education, School Districts, Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teaching, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Placement, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.
Note: For related documents, see SP 023 801, SP 023 804-806, and SP 023 813.