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ERIC Number: EJ850964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Examining the Supervision of Mathematics Student Teachers through Analysis of Conference Communications
Fernandez, Maria Lorelei; Erbilgin, Evrim
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v72 n1 p93-110 Sep 2009
Student teaching is often a capstone experience in the preparation of mathematics teachers. Thus, it is essential to better understand key aspects of the experience. We conducted a qualitative study of post-lesson conferences led by supervisors (classroom cooperating teachers and a university supervisor) working with mathematics student teachers. Analysis of conference communications revealed differences in the types and content of communications in conferences led by the cooperating teachers and by the university supervisor. Cooperating teachers tended toward evaluative supervision that lacked a focus on the mathematics of the lessons while the university supervisor tended toward educative supervision, guiding student teachers to reflect on and learn from their own classroom experiences including the mathematics of their lessons. Differences are discussed, and suggestions concerning the supervision of student teachers are made along with recommendations for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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