ERIC Number: ED285868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Cooperating Teacher. A Practical Approach for the Supervision of Student Teachers.
Balch, Pamela M.; Balch, Patrick E.
This book, addressed to college instructors of education and to cooperating teachers supervising student teachers, presents information describing methods and strategies for providing effective student teaching experiences. The chapters address: (1) decision making regarding the choice and responsibility of having a student teacher; (2) clinical supervision; (3) cooperating teacher responsibilities; (4) preparing for and surviving the first day with a student teacher; (5) planning with the student teacher; (6) becoming an effective observer; (7) conferencing techniques; (8) evaluating a student teacher; (9) establishing effective professional relationships; (10) special problems; (11) discipline and classroom management problems; (12) individualizing instruction to meet the needs of average and exceptional students; (13) legal issues; and (14) concluding perspectives on supervising a student teacher. Each chapter includes open-ended questions to encourage thought and stimulate interest. Realistic problem situations are also presented to enhance self-analysis, consider various evaluation strategies, and allow for debate and discussion. Each chapter also has a section suggesting ways to apply what the chapter has covered in the classroom. (CB)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teaching, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
University Press of America, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706 ($11.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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