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ERIC Number: EJ917218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Examining the Conflict Resolution Modes of Clinical Supervisors and Teacher Education Candidates
Hanshaw, Larry G.; Williams-Black, Thea; Boyd, Nichelle; Jones, Bobby Smothers; Love, Fannye; Thompson, Judith
College Student Journal, v44 n2 p250-265 Jun 2010
This article explored the conflict handling modes of 63 student teachers and 36 clinical instructors participating in a preK-12 semester of student teaching. Initial results of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument indicated that both student teachers and their clinical supervisors used "Accommodating" as their preferred mode and "Avoiding" as their second most preferred mode of handling conflict. Moreover, a comparison of mean z-scores showed significant differences existed in the tendency to use preferred and second most used modes for student teachers and clinical instructors. Programmatic concerns for teacher education and implications related to the results of this study suggest opportunities for further study given the importance of interactions that occur among student teachers, clinical instructors, school principals, and other stakeholders within a school environment. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A