ERIC Number: ED342752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
A National Study To Assess Payments and Benefits to Cooperating Teachers Working with Teacher Training Programs.
Barker, Bruce O.; And Others
The major purpose of this study was to find out how much money colleges and universities pay public school cooperating teachers who supervise student teachers, education students' early field experiences, or pre-student teaching. Two secondary purposes were to determine what other incentives, besides monetary remuneration, are granted and the role that state offices of education play in rewarding cooperating teachers. In a national survey, questionnaires were sents to 715 deans/directors of collegiate teacher training programs; data were collected from 404 colleges and universities. In addition, 46 state departments of education had been reached via telephone survey to date. Results indicate that 70.8 percent of the responding institutions pay an honorarium to cooperating teachers who supervise student teachers. The average amount is $112.00 per student teacher. Only 11.6 percent of the responding institutions paid cooperating teachers who supervise pre-student teachers in their early field experiences. The average payment is $59.00. Additionally, 24 percent of the institutions grant tuition waivers to cooperating teachers, and nearly 30 percent offer additional incentives such as tickets to college/university activities, library cards, parking passes, and use of recreational facilities. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Teacher Educators (Orlando, FL, February 15-19, 1992).