ERIC Number: ED271430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Instructional Supervision of Student Teachers.
Koehler, Virginia Richardson
This paper presents a literature review relating to the instructional supervision of student teachers and a description of a study relating to student teacher supervision. Data from the review and study, which involved the observation of 14 student teaching experiences, indicate that student teaching is the most important aspect of preservice teacher education. However, not enough attention is paid to the role cooperating teachers have in influencing student teachers and setting up models for the student teachers to follow. There is a great need for articulate and consciously reflective cooperating teachers for the student teaching experience. Cooperating teachers need to be able to analyze and articulate the ways in which their students have been socialized into the classroom routines and the effect of this socialization on the student teacher's performance. Schools must understand their roles not only as reflective and self-renewing places, but also as places for beginning teachers and student teachers to become socialized into such settings. In this way schools could become ideal places for student teaching and could, thereby, achieve the goal of helping to empower the teaching profession through well educated and socialized new teachers. A five-page reference list is appended. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; 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 16-20, 1986).