ERIC Number: ED417984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-3
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Supervising Student Teachers Using Peer Coaching.
Benedetti, Teresa A.; Reed, Michelle K.
Traditional supervision of teachers in American schools is often mislabeled. In practice, it is more an exercise in administrative monitoring and evaluation instead of a method to help teachers grow and improve professionally. Clinical supervision, developed as an alternative to traditional supervisory methods, focuses on the non-evaluative use of classroom observation data. Peer coaching, an innovative outgrowth of clinical supervision, places the responsibility of supervision in the hands of the teachers themselves. This paper provides information on peer coaching and presents findings from other studies that show the successes of inservice peer coaching. The need for peer coaching with preservice teachers is called for and findings are shown to indicate the successes of preservice peer coaching. Several issues are proposed that should be considered when designing a preservice peer coaching program. Contains 35 references. (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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