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ERIC Number: ED285855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Exploration of the Role Perspectives and Evaluative Judgment Criteria of Three University Student Teacher Supervisors.
Simmons, Joanne M.
Cognitive mapping and interview techniques were used to: (1) examine the professional backgrounds of three university supervisors and their beliefs concerning the purposes of student teaching and supervision; (2) identify the supervisors' criteria in their cognitive maps of effective student teacher performance; and (3) continue developing and testing this research methodology for identifying, weighing, and analyzing these judgment criteria in a supervisor's cognitive map and their use in actual practice. Supervisors in this study included a novice with 11 years of elementary classroom teaching experience and a master's degree, while another had 5 years experience as a supervisor with 10 years of classroom teaching experience and training in supervision and teacher preparation/staff development, and the third had 3 years of supervisory experience with 20 years classroom teaching experience and a doctorate in reading/language arts. Results indicated that degree of satisfaction with the position, desire to continue in the position, and degree of comfort varied with experience, education, and personal attributes. All three supervisors were able to identify and weigh the evaluative criteria they used in supervising student teachers, but the actual criteria varied widely among the supervisors. It is concluded that data obtained from this study presents only the beginning of many aspects of much-needed research in this area. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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