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ERIC Number: ED382615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Clinical Master Teachers: A Different Approach to Supervision.
Wilson, Elizabeth K.; And Others
Traditionally, student teaching programs have used a triad supervision model which involves the student teacher, the school-based cooperating teacher, and the university-based supervisor. However, the professional literature recognizes deficiencies in this model. This paper describes an alternative student teacher supervision model which teams Clinical Master Teachers (CMTs) who combine the traditional roles of the cooperating teacher and the college supervisor. The experiences of three secondary social studies teachers participating in the first year of such a program are examined, and the changes these teachers made in their supervision and professional development are explored through case study methodology. Results indicated that participation in the CMT program seemed to empower and raise the confidence of the three teachers regarding supervision. Formerly, cooperating teachers saw college supervisors as "outsiders"; as CMTs they were more accessible to their interns and were able to function as team members, providing better lines of communication with interns. The CMTs felt that university resources are used more effectively in the CMT program than in the traditional triad. Contains 19 references. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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