Preparing professionals : student teachers and their supervisors at work

Gale, Trevor and Jackson, Cathy 1997, Preparing professionals : student teachers and their supervisors at work, Asia-Pacific journal of teacher education, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 177-191.

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Title Preparing professionals : student teachers and their supervisors at work
Author(s) Gale, Trevor
Jackson, Cathy
Journal name Asia-Pacific journal of teacher education
Volume number 25
Issue number 2
Start page 177
End page 191
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 1997
ISSN 1359-866X
1469-2945
Keyword(s) student teachers
supervision
experience
apprenticeship model
professionally empowering
Summary The first teaching experiences of student teachers have changed significantly in Australia even during the last fifty years. One constant has been their involvement with a supervisor, usually a practising teacher of experience. The importance attributed to this supervisory relationship has waxed and waned over the years, but it is presently receiving prominence as being the real place of learning for the novice teacher. This paper argues that the apprenticeship model, with its emphasis on performance and product, is most prominent in present supervisory conferences, despite being inappropriate for inducting student teachers into teaching as a profession. The paper suggests that the development of professional teachers calls for supervisory relationships which include discourses of critical reflection, rather than relationships that are dominated by the techniques of teaching. Further, such relationships are seen as professionally empowering for both student teachers and their supervisors.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1997, Australian Teacher Education Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040823

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