ERIC Number: EJ1150992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
An Alternative Collaborative Supervision Practice between University-Based Teachers and School-Based Teachers
Steele, Annfrid R.
Issues in Educational Research, v27 n3 p582-599 2017
There is an increased focus in teacher education on research-based teaching as a means to develop a more research-based professional knowledge. However, research from several Western countries shows that neither school-based nor university-based teachers are familiar with how to integrate research-based knowledge in professional teacher practice. Third-space collaborative partnership models between university-based and school-based teachers, who share responsibility for student teachers' learning, have been promising. However, research shows the implications of partnerships as being unbalanced; the university retains control over the definition and delivery of knowledge, and most activities take place on campus. This action research study focuses on how adaptive joint supervision between school-based and university-based teachers is carried out with regard to student teachers' action learning projects. This process initiated mutual learning and understanding of research-based knowledge between the participants in a non-hierarchical, authentic partnership. The present study shows how this can become a supervision model for developing partnerships and mutual understanding of research-based knowledge between universities and schools, in respect of student teachers' professional development.
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisory Methods, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Collaboration, Preservice Teacher Education, Action Research, Experiential Learning, Models, Student Teaching, Student Teacher Supervisors, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Practices, Seminars, Meetings, Theses, Transcripts (Written Records), Research and Development, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway