Supervision in the field experience of initial teacher education

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Abstract

Supervision is a powerful intervention into student teachers' learning in the field experience of initial teacher education. This paper presents a study on the supervision of seven student teachers in an initial teacher education programme for secondary school teachers in Hong Kong. Data related to the supervision of the seven student teachers include 16 tape-recorded post-observation conferences, interviews conducted with the 7 student teachers and the 21 tertiary supervisors. The research addresses four issues related to supervision. First, tertiary supervisors' supervisory behaviour in post- observation conferences is examined. Second, the supervisory discourses in the post-observation conferences are situated in the theory-practice continuum. Third, student teachers' and supervisors' perception towards the supervision occasions is explored. Finally, on the basis of the insights gained from the examination of these post-observation conferences and the two parties' perception, attempt is made to draw implications on the role of supervision in the field experience of initial teacher education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventEuropean Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2000 - University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Sep 200023 Sep 2000
https://eera-ecer.de/previous-ecers/ecer-2000-edinburgh/

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2000
Abbreviated titleECER 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityScotland
Period20/09/0023/09/00
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Citation

Tang, S. (2000, September). Supervision in the field experience of initial teacher education. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2000, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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