ERIC Number: ED334778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Practicum Experiences for Special Education Teachers: A Handbook for Teachers Who Supervise Special Education Practicum Students.
French, Nancy K.; And Others
This handbook is intended for teachers who supervise special education practicum students in the K-12 special education program at the School of Education, the University of Colorado at Denver. It describes the processes, relationships, responsibilities, and skills students are expected to demonstrate during their practicum. Individual sections address the following areas: what a practicum is; the practicum experience; policies regarding absences; liability coverage; division of responsibilities (the student, university faculty, and cooperating teachers); practicum interaction (the relationship, planning the practicum, and the teacher as supervisor); styles of supervision; learning centered supervision (goals and major components); the learning centered clinical supervision cycle (the opening conference, the pre-observation conference, the unfocused observation, the focused observation, observational data analysis, and the feedback conference); communication with the practicum student; writing letters of reference; and administrative details. Two appendixes include such items as checklists, evaluation forms, verbatim examples, and observation helps. (DB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Observation Techniques, College School Cooperation, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Practicum Supervision, Special Education Teachers, State Universities, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teaching, Supervision, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Denver. School of Education.