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ERIC Number: ED548561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 159
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2674-3335-0
Theory and Practice: A Descriptive Investigation of the Involvement of University Faculty in the Student Teaching Experience
Potter, Jalene P.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
This multi-phased descriptive study gathered information from 205 public universities across the United States with teacher education programs about the involvement of tenured and tenure-track faculty as student teaching supervisors. In addition, this study focused on the involvement of reading faculty and the student teaching experience. Finally, a comparison was made between the responses from the university reading faculty at large and the responses of reading faculty that received the International Reading Association's Certificate of Distinction. Information was gathered through the administration of two researcher designed questionnaires. The first questionnaire, the University Structure Questionnaire, was administered to the student teaching directors to determine the structure of the student teaching function. The second questionnaire, the Reading Faculty Involvement Questionnaire, was sent to designated reading faculty identified in the initial questionnaire to determine the involvement of reading faculty in the student teaching experience. Analysis of data indicated that non-tenure track faculty (i.e., adjuncts and doctoral students) were more likely to be used to supervise student teachers than tenure-track faculty. According to data, reading faculty visited classrooms with student teachers, were contacted about classroom practices, and contacted former students who were student teaching although the degree of frequency differed. Overall, there were more differences than similarities between Certificate of Distinction schools and public universities. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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