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ERIC Number: ED257794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Supervisors' Feedback to Student Teachers.
Clark, D. Cecil; And Others
This study identified the nature of the feedback supervisors give student teachers when they observe and evaluate their teaching performance. Twenty-two supervisors in the department of elementary education in a large university participated in the study. A random sample of at least three student teachers was sought from each supervisor; the final total was 63. The supervisors filled out an observation record for each observation of a student teacher. Examples of types of comments made by supervisors in the following areas are described: (1) teaching style; (2) teaching method; (3) knowledge of subject; (4) personal appearance; (5) discipline; (6) student on-task behavior; (7) teacher-student relationship; (8) lesson management; (9) transitions; (10) teaching materials; and (11) overall summary of performance. The supervisors' comments about student teachers were found to be overwhelmingly positive. The reasons why this should be the case are discussed, and it is suggested that supervisors should offer more than just supportive reinforcement to student teachers in the light of the emerging body of knowledge about effective teaching. A six-page bibliography concludes the document. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A