ERIC Number: ED290740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
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The New Look in Field Experience. Substitute Teaching as the Field Experience in Teacher Education.
Soares, Louise M.
A description is given of a cooperative teacher education program formed between a university and the public schools to provide substitute teaching service to the schools while the teacher-training programs at the university would be re-modeled to include substitute teaching as a training component. Graduate students who have completed a baccalaureate program in the arts and sciences are given training in substitute teaching as teacher interns. Their training involves observing a variety of classrooms and different teachers' approaches to classroom management, record-keeping, and questioning strategies. Seminars and workshops are part of the training as well as academic programs at the university in their subject field, and pedagogical instruction. The interns are supervised by a university supervisor, an academic advisor, and a personal counselor. The program lasts one year. A 6-year study was made on the self-perceptions of 30 interns as compared to a group of 20 student teachers, 25 regular substitute teachers, and 12 apprentice teachers. The interns were found to have higher self-perceptions and higher performance ratings than candidates in more traditional programs. Tables providing data obtained from the research are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (San Diego, CA, February 13-17, 1988).