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This study investigated the role of new information management technologies in facilitating student teacher supervision across the supervisory triad of student teacher, cooperating teacher, and university supervisor. The study investigated how data routinely generated by teachers and stored within an Instructional Information Management System (IIMS) was contemplated by student teachers and their supervisors in promoting reflective practice. Four secondary student teachers participated. The Remote Area Practicum Supervision Project occurred over 1 semester. It was designed to evaluate the potential of new information technologies and the implications of these technologies for new ways to conduct preservice teacher practicums. An IIMS was networked within a remote school and linked to the university to share information across both sites. The student teachers and their university supervisors and cooperating teachers received extensive training in the IIMS before and during the practicum. Student teachers were supervised remotely by university supervisors using modern communications and computer technologies, and directly by cooperating teachers in the remote school, making use of available technology. Data from participant interviews and documentation of student teachers' and university supervisors' personal reflections on the experience indicated that the congruence of various new information technologies, appropriately applied to support practicum experiences, enriched the experiences of everyone involved. The project supported development of more collegially based practices and sharing of practical knowledge and wisdom to enrich education. (Contains 18 references.) (SM)

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperating Teachers, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Rural Schools, Secondary Education, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers











Author: Hodder, Jacqueline; Carter, David

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12390&id=ED417184







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