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ERIC Number: EJ1122365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-0541
An Observational Analysis of Agricultural Education Faculty during On-Site Supervisory Visits with Pre-Service Teachers
Rubenstein, Eric D.; Thoron, Andrew C.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v54 n4 p134-148 2013
Historically, university supervisors have struggled balancing their role as a supervisor and evaluator of preservice teachers. A university supervisor's role has transformed to include a greater focus on collaboration between themself and the preservice teacher. This observational case study utilized the Supervisory Options for Instructional Leaders (SOIL) model to identify and classify the level of supervision that was utilized during the on-site visits of four faculty members who each served as university supervisors of preservice teachers at the University of Florida. Results indicated that the university supervisors utilized structured supervision practices. University supervisors conducted supervisory visits that included both pre- and post-observation conferences, as well as an observation of the preservice teacher instructing in a classroom. In addition, university supervisors utilized questioning strategies to guide preservice teachers through reflective practices. The researchers recommend that planning meetings are held to review the supervision techniques used during supervisory visits, to achieve consistency.
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
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