ERIC Number: ED420628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Behaviors That Adversely Affect the Supervisory Climate of Student Teachers.
Boothe, Diane; Bulach, Clete; Pickett, Winston
This study investigated the extent to which negative behaviors that could affect the supervisory climate for student teachers were practiced by college supervisors and supervising teachers. Researchers collected data over two years with two different sets of student teachers. During the 1996-1997 school year, 21 student teachers participated, and during the 1997-1998 school year, 22 student teachers participated. The college supervisors were the same both years. Student teachers were asked to complete a survey about their experiences with the classroom supervising teacher and the college supervising teacher. The survey focused on a variety of supervisor behaviors. Data analysis indicated that the frequency with which either group of supervisors used negative behaviors was minimal. The college professors used fewer negative behaviors than the cooperating teachers. Overall, there were no differences in the supervisory behaviors of the two groups associated with human relations and communications skills. There was a difference, however, in behaviors associated with vision and knowledge, but no differences surfaced for conflict management, administrative ability, decisiveness, and judgment. An appendix presents the survey. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).