ERIC Number: ED279660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
A Variable Supervisory Strategy That Includes Action Research.
The educational "Reports" of the 1980's are demanding change in the schools and change in the way we prepare teachers. Perhaps a marriage between some industrial practices and some education strategies is now appropriate since both are in the informational age. For the first time in history, industry has many personnel who do not physically touch their products. These people need supervision. Contingency management practices are being tried. There is a possibility that education could borrow from this theory and incoroporate some of its components in our supervisory practices. This paper reviews some of these possibilities and applies them to supervision of student teachers. Teachers must be part of the change. They need to alter and discover what is going on in their own classrooms. Classroom research or action research could be a possible course to follow. This paper discusses one action research model and several suitable projects that student teachers have tried during their clinical experiences out in the field. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Regional Association of Teacher Educators Illinois/Indiana Mini Clinic (Terre Haute, IN, Spring, 1987).