ERIC Number: ED445902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
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A Study of Creating a Distance Supervision Hot Line.
Hsiung, Chao-Ti; Tan, Nin-Juin
The purpose of this study was to create a distance supervision environment: Distance Supervision Hot Line (DSHL) through computer internet systems to assist the professional development of student teachers. The research group consisted of two supervisors (professors at a Teachers College) and 36 student teachers. The main tasks of this study were to design the homepage of DSHL and to communicate with each other on the topic of elementary science teaching. DSHL was designed by student teachers themselves. It consisted of seven sections: overview of research, research group, bulletin, my reflection, teaching resources, teaching difficulties and meeting in the air. The results indicated that student teachers easily relieved their task stress by voicing their "my reflection" and learned different strategies through watching "teaching difficulties" and talking in the office of "meeting in the air". Particularly, all of the student teachers indicated DSHL would increase the frequency of interactions among supervisors and them. This study provided teacher educators to promote the effectiveness of supervision through a daily-life technological product-World Wide Web (WWW). (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Boston, MA, March 28-31, 1999).