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ERIC Number: ED444990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Current Issues in Student Teaching Supervision in Brazil.
Marcondes, Maria Ines
This paper explains how undergraduate student teaching programs in Brazil, and relationships between universities and local public schools, depend on the dominant theoretical view of teacher education. This dominant theoretical view is determined by the sociopolitical context and involves power relations. When this theoretical view changes, student teaching supervision also changes. Section 1 describes student teacher supervision in the Brazilian context. Generally, a supervisor is responsible for coordinating a group of student teachers. Supervision involves choosing the school where student teaching will occur, obtaining permission from the school for the student teaching, analyzing student teachers' reports, helping student teachers prepare lessons, and evaluating student teachers at the end of the year. Section 2 describes different tendencies in teacher education research and resulting consequences on the supervision process from the 1970s to the present. The main questions addressed relate to theoretical aspects of methodological approaches used by supervisors in teaching practice courses and the school itself as the place where the practicum occurs. Section 3 examines current issues in supervision, including the theory-practice relationship and how to overcome repetitive practices in the school context and transform the student teaching experience in a fulfilling, rewarding way. (Contains 14 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil