ERIC Number: ED406370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Multiple Roles of Clinical Faculty. Fastback 397.
Gilstrap, Robert L.; Beattie, Kathleen
The concept of clinical faculty has been used in the first two reports of the Holmes Group, a consortium of more than 100 leading research universities. These reports have provided teachers and teacher educators with a rationale and a vision of the role of clinical faculty in a professional development school that also might be applied to any school where elementary and secondary teachers are working with teacher educators in preparing future teachers. This fastback focuses on the various roles of the clinical faculty and how teachers are being prepared to assume these roles at George Mason University (GMU) (Virginia) and at other Holmes Group universities. In the first section, the concept of clinical faculty is examined as understood in the first two Holmes Group reports,"Tomorrow's Teachers" and "Tomorrow's Schools." These roles include mentor, coach, communicator, counselor, supervisor, reflective practitioner, and collaborator. The procedures for selecting and training clinical faculty at GMU is described, including requirements, course description of the clinical faculty class, and mutual benefits for the university and public schools. Brief descriptions of training at seven other universities are included. (Contains 16 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Public School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.