ERIC Number: ED249181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Using the Initial Conference as a Needs Assessment Instrument. Professional Development Series for Supervising Teachers, 2.
Whealon, Janet; Whealon, Terry
Brief discussions are presented on the areas a cooperating teacher should concentrate on in the initial conference to determine the needs of a new student teacher. These areas include: (1) determining the student teacher's career aspirations; (2) identifying the academic training and preparation of the student teacher; (3) discovering the student teacher's overall objectives and educational philosophy; (4) examining the initially perceived competencies of the student teacher; (5) clarifying the student teacher's perceptions about the role of the cooperating teacher; (6) discovering factors affecting the student teacher's life outside of the classroom; (7) identifying the student teacher's strengths and weaknesses; (8) exploring the student teacher's understanding of learners' needs; and (9) determining the extent of the student teacher's knowledge of school district policies, curriculum, and school routine. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared under the sponsorship of the Academic Affairs Conference of Midwestern Universities and the Chicago Consortium of Colleges and Universities. For other documents in this series, see ED 248 199, SP 024 789 and SP 024 793.