ERIC Number: EJ1138974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Discovering Quality in Teacher Education: Perceptions Concerning What Makes an Effective Cooperating Teacher
Stewart, Josh; Lambert, Misty D.; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Witt, Phillip A.; Carraway, Candis L.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v58 n1 p280-299 2017
With a continuous shortage of qualified agricultural science teachers (Foster, Lawver, Smith, 2014; Kantrovich, 2010), it is imperative teacher preparation programs identify and utilize effective cooperating teachers, as well as develop training for in-service teachers that will assist in preparing more effective cooperating teachers. The purpose of this study was to identify which characteristics define an effective cooperating teacher in agricultural education. We utilized Roberts' (2006) Model of Effective Cooperating Teachers and the Delphi methodology to identify characteristics of effective cooperating teachers from expert panels of agricultural educators in Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, and Texas. The findings of this study revealed nine themes, which define effective cooperating teachers. We propose a new model defining the characteristics of effective cooperating teachers and recommend teacher educators work to create an assessment using these characteristics.
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Agricultural Education, Teacher Characteristics, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Delphi Technique, Likert Scales, Job Performance, Caring, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Values, Program Development, Mentors, Professionalism
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas; Oregon; North Carolina; Missouri