ERIC Number: ED312237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-2
Reference Count: N/A
Maximizing the Development of Student Teachers during Student Teaching.
Wood, Lonnie H.
Although challenged by some, the student teaching experience continues to be the most extensive, and in the eyes of most educators, the most important experience in the preparation of teachers. Given the importance of the student teaching experience, it behooves teacher educators to carefully examine student teaching to determine ways to improve the preparation of teachers entering the profession. Research indicates that many of the more recent changes in the preparation of teachers have focused on the on-campus coursework and in the extension of field experiences, while minimum attention has been paid to improving the quality of the student teaching experience. Questions to be answered that are reviewed in the paper are the role of the cooperating teacher and university supervisor, types of supervisory models, and selection and training of cooperating teachers and university supervisors. The paper concludes with a number of recommendations designed to help improve the student teaching experience. (Author)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Supervisory Methods, Supervisory Training, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Experience
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Summer Workshop of the Association of Teacher Educators (Tacoma, WA, August 2, 1989).