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Redesigning Supervision
Alternative Models for Student Teaching and Field Experiences

Adrian Rodgers and Deborah Bainer Jenkins
Pub Date: April 2010, 176 pages

Paperback: $37.95, ISBN: 0807750603
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“The contributors to this book are truly vested in, and knowledgeable about, the clinical preparation of prospective teachers. . . . They not only point us in new directions, they provide specifics for how to get there.”
—Foreword by Kenneth R. Howey, Research Professor, State University of New York at Albany

Redesigning Supervision really captures the complexity of early field experiences and especially student teaching. I think it would be a good book for a university supervisor’s reading circle or brown bag lunch group! The book has a nice conversational tone that will resonate with reality-based supervisors and directors of field experiences.”
Tom Ganser, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater

In Redesigning Supervision, active professionals in teacher education and professional development share research-based, alternative models for restructuring the way pre-service teachers are supervised. The authors examine the methods currently used and discuss how teacher educators have striven to change or renew these procedures. They then present strategies designed to provide student teachers with powerful learning experiences that move beyond traditional models. A key final chapter offers future options, including informal supervision, inquiry-based supervision, and the use of an advisory group for pre-service teachers. This book includes contributions by Robert V. Bullough, Jr, C. J. Daane, M. Winston Egan, Virginia L. Keil, Jeffery D Nokes, and Elizabeth K. Wilson.

Book features:

  • Provides three adaptable case studies that chronicle alternative approaches to supervision.
  • Addresses specific understandings, abilities, and dispositions needed to provide high-quality supervision for beginning teachers.
  • Outlines new roles for veteran teachers that support the use of their skills without removing them from classroom settings.

Adrian Rodgers is as an assistant professor of teacher education at The Ohio State University in Newark, Ohio. Deborah Bainer Jenkins is a professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of West Georgia.

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