ERIC Number: ED440558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
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The Two Sided Mirror: Bringing a Real World Learning Experience to Pre-Service Undergraduate Students in Educational Administration.
Klotz, Jack; Whiting, Melissa
This paper describes one university's efforts to bring real-world learning experiences to educational administration students. A joint departmental interaction in training future teachers and administrators led to the design of common experiences that would benefit both student populations. In an Analysis of Teacher Behaviors course, graduate students (future practicing administrators) focused on traits of effective teachers as they developed potential interview questions to aid screening potential candidates. They also designed a record-keeping device that recorded individual panelist observations and provided a consensus panel evaluation to be given to the teacher candidates. Undergraduate teacher education students, in a course on the principles of teaching high school, used an interview activity to determine their responses to different situations. In a following semester, administration students participated in interview panels in which they rated undergraduate teacher candidates. Appended are the interview rater data sheet, interview feedback comments, undergraduate participant comments on the interview experience, and a sample of graduate administration students' reactions to this learning experience. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 17-19, 1999).