Better Supervision better Teaching: A Handbook for Teaching Practice Supervisors

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This handbook is designed for those involved in teacher education and the supervision of practical teaching. It will be useful for university tutors on teacher education programmes and mentors in schools, as well as senior staff in schools who are involved in appraisal and evaluation. It is intended to meet the growing need for an accessible, jargon-free discussion of supervision conferencing that is based on practice and the viewpoints of both supervisors and those supervised, rather than just theory. This user-friendly handbook could be used as the basis of workshops for in-service training of supervisors. However, it is also designed as a readable self-help introduction to the subject for the many practising tutors for whom the supervision of teaching practice is a part of their everyday professional life. The handbook sets out to answer two main questions: ( What is the role and context of supervisory conferencing? ( How to tackle topics that are often difficult to discuss?

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Part A The Role and Context of Supervisory Conferencing
Frameworks for Supervision
Discussion and Supervisory Conferences
The Observation Record
When and Where
The Language of Supervisory Discussion
Part B Difficult Areas for Discussion
Discussing Possible Failure
Discussing Dress and Appearance
Discussing Enthusiasm Commitment and General Attitude
Discussing a Lack of Presence in the Classroom
Discussing a Lack of a Supportive Attitude
The QUEST Project
The Use of the Materials in Staff Development Workshops
An Annotated Bibliography

Discussing a Lack of Subject Knowledge
Discussing a Lack of Language Fluency

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Page 204 - The chapters in this book are intended as a commentary on the contemporary scene in initial teacher training, appealing to readers in both schools and training institutions.
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About the author (2000)

Philip Stimpson, Francis Lopez-Real, David Bunton, Department of Curriculum Studies, the University of Hong Kong. Dennis Wai-keung Chan, Atara Sivan, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. Michael Williams, formerly of the University of Wales, Swansea, UK.

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