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Name: The Perceptions of School Administrators on the Selection Criteria and Training of Cooperating Teachers; Strategies to Foster Collaboration between Universities Public Schools
ID: m38306
Language: English (en)
Summary: The purpose of this study was to survey and examine the selection criteria used by school districts administrators to select cooperating teachers to work with student teachers in Central New Jersey. Furthermore, the study sought out the perceptions of school district administrators with regards to the selection process and training of cooperating teachers. The study focused on the cooperating teacher selection criteria, process, qualifications, and administrators’ perceptions of the qualifications deemed important. The cooperating teacher plays a crucial role in preparing student teachers to become well-qualified and proficient teachers. This key person serves as the primary teacher educator (model, coach, and evaluator) for teacher candidates. Because of the close contact and extensive period of placement, the cooperating teacher has a unique opportunity to profoundly influence the student’s professional growth. Data revealed that there was no written criterion or process for selecting cooperating teachers. The selection was based on volunteers; a supervision course or experience was not important criterion for selecting cooperating teachers. Seventy-two percent (72%) of the administrators indicated that teachers did not know about the selection criteria. Positive role model, classroom management, and effective communication were perceived to be important attributes for selecting cooperating teachers. Overall, there is no evident pattern or criteria commonly used by administrators when deciding who should hold these critical roles, and there was no evident training program or process of those selected to be cooperating teachers.
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Amuhelang Magaya (magayaa@georgian.edu), Thomas Crawley (crawleyt@georgian.edu)
Copyright Holders: Amuhelang Magaya (magayaa@georgian.edu), Thomas Crawley (crawleyt@georgian.edu)
Maintainers: National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (tcreigh@vt.edu)

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: May 5, 2011 8:29 am -0500
Last revision to module: May 12, 2011 12:25 pm -0500

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Version: 1.2 May 12, 2011 12:25 pm -0500 by National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
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Version: 1.1 May 12, 2011 6:57 am -0500 by National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
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