ERIC Number: ED361282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-27
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A Research-Based Model for the Clinical Supervision of Student Teachers.
Westerman, Delores A.; Smith, Shirley A.
Results of a study which used a research-based model for clinical supervision of student teachers provide evidence that the model's methodology and use of technology foster reflective teaching and promote implementation of sound decision making strategies by student teachers. Research on the interrelated domains of teacher decision making and clinical supervision informed the model, which was tested with graduate students (N=4) enrolled in a Masters of Education certification program at Marymount University (Virginia). Clinical supervision is a process designed to improve teachers' classroom performance by collecting data from the classroom, analyzing the data, and developing strategies to improve student learning. Self-evaluation by student teachers is an essential element of this supervision model. Successful implementation of this model depends on development of a collegial relationship between the college-based supervisor and the student teacher. Data were collected at three stages during 6-week student teaching sessions: the preactive or planning stage, the interactive or teaching stage, and the postactive or reflective stage. The data indicate that the student teachers became more expert-like in their planning, teaching, and reflecting. The appendices contain the questionnaires used in the preactive and postactive interviews. Educational technology, videotaping and Hypercard, was also used to collect data. (Contains 13 references.) (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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