ERIC Number: ED268102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr-19
Reference Count: 0
Researching Decision Making in the Supervision of Student Teachers: A Study of Supervisory Judgements.
Niemeyer, Roger C.; Moon, R. Arden
The primary objective of this descriptive study was to garner a clearer understanding of how judgements are made by supervisors regarding the success or failure of student teachers. The secondary objectives were: (1) to identify what criteria are used to make decisions about the success or failure of student teachers; (2) to determine if these criteria change in emphasis over the duration of the student teaching experience, and (3) to determine if some criteria are deleted, added, or new labels attached. The research model used open-ended interviews with four experienced, practicing supervisors of student teachers to plot three composites of their thoughts on individual circles periodically throughout the semester. Their concentric circles provided a cause map, or idea schema, used by supervisors for decision making. Analysis of data did suggest criteria used and a shift in priority of criteria during the term. The research model seems to have potential for gathering data not usually obtained. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (70th; San Francisco, CA, April 16-19, 1986).