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ERIC Number: EJ829644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Making an Impact
Varrati, Anita
Principal Leadership, v9 n4 p6-8 Dec 2008
Preservice teachers want to interact with principals during clinical experiences and principals recognize the importance of fulfilling that wish. The problem is that both teacher and leadership preparation programs lack clear expectations regarding the principal's role with preservice teachers. In this article, the author suggests that teacher preparation programs can include the following activities to allow principals to become more active in preservice clinical experiences: (1) The university supervisor meets with the principal; (2) The principal meets with the cooperating teacher; (3) The principal welcomes preservice teachers to the building; (4) The principal schedules and conducts topical meetings throughout the clinical experience; (5) The principal makes periodic classroom visits; (6) The principal observes lessons and gives feedback; and (7) The principal conducts an exit interview. Preservice teachers want the support of their principals and want to know what is expected of them. Providing this support and conveying leadership expectations at the beginning of teachers' service can positively affect their careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio