ERIC Number: ED293806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-7
Reference Count: N/A
Three Perspectives on the Language of Supervision: How Well Do the University Supervisor, Cooperating Teacher, and Student Teacher Understand Each Other?
Moon, R. Arden; And Others
This paper examines the uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding student teaching supervision which may result from the individually idiosyncratic and imprecise use of language in clinical instruction and evaluative judgments. Case study methodology is used to compare the language used and the underlying images of "student teaching" and "effective teaching" held by individuals within the student teaching triad as they try to communicate expectations and build understanding in the novice teacher. Focus is on the explicit language and underlying implicit judgment criteria and processes of the university supervisor, cooperating teacher, and student teacher. The specific objectives of this study are: (1) to identify the ideas, thoughts and images held by the student teacher, supervisor and cooperating teacher during the student teaching experience; and (2) to analyze these data to compare the language used and meanings held by members of the triad. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).