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ERIC Number: ED421751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-15
Pages: 34
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Supervision from Six Theoretical Frameworks.
Jensen, Jacquelyn W.
Various theoretical frameworks approach teacher change differently. If teacher candidate supervisors adopt one form of supervision without understanding the assumptions and implications of other models, they risk being too narrow. To help supervisors in their role, an explanation of how a supervisor might intervene from six different perspectives is offered here. These perspectives include behaviorism, information processing, radical constructivism, social constructivism, a humanistic-process approach, and an inquiry approach. A supervisor's interventions in response to a teacher candidate's lesson are likely to vary when teacher educators apply different perspectives. Each perspective will create differences regarding the learner, the knowledge, and teacher education. The paper opens with a scenario that portrays a lesson taught by a teacher candidate. The author then explores basic premises underlying each perspective and addresses their integration. The paper concludes with the hope that an extensive understanding of a range of theories will enable supervisors to capitalize on teachable moments. A table offers a synopsis of theoretical perspectives within teacher education. (Contains 40 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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