ERIC Number: ED372066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-8
Improving Classroom Practice: Ways Experienced Teachers Change after Supervising Student Teachers.
Tatel, Edith S.
This qualitative research, based on interviews with 30 secondary-level cooperating teachers, examines the student teaching experience from the perspective of the cooperative teacher. In the interviews, cooperating teachers identified many changes in their own classroom practices that occurred as a result of their experiences with student teachers. Changes fell into the following categories: (1) teachers include new curricular content material; (2) they learn and adopt new pedagogical methods and concepts; (3) they add new strategies or tactics for motivation, presentation, and assessment to their "teacher bag of tricks"; and (4) they improve their immediate teaching practices as a response to the daily presence in the classroom of the student teacher. Excerpts from the interviews are included and many give specific examples of ways teachers improved because of their experience supervising student teachers. (Contains 20 references.) (JDD)
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 4-8, 1994).