1st Edition

Agency in Teacher Supervision and Mentoring Reinvigorating the Practice

By Alisa Bates, Mary Burbank Copyright 2019
    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    Offering an in-depth examination of field supervision and the role of the university supervisors in preparing teachers, this book addresses the challenges of providing novice teachers with quality supervision through the support and guidance of teacher education programs. Through a research-based lens, Bates and Burbank discuss the role, responsibilities, and opportunities of the university supervisor. Critically examining the supervisor as an agent of change who is positioned to empower early career teachers, the authors dissect the necessary preparation and support new teachers need in contemporary K-12 classrooms.

    Introduction: Reinvigorating the Practice of Supervision

    Chapter 1: Teacher Preparation in the United States

    Chapter 2: The Role of the University Supervisor and Teacher Mentor

    Chapter 3: Supervision as an Informed Craft

    Chapter 4: Technology Integration in Supervision

    Chapter 5: Leadership and Professional Development

    Chapter 6: Agency as a Means for Building Resilience

    Chapter 7: Supervision and Mentoring: Applications for Teacher Educators and Administrators

    Chapter 8: Conclusion


    Alisa J. Bates is Interim Dean of the College of Education at Concordia University - Portland, USA.

    Mary D. Burbank is Assistant Dean for Teacher Education at University of Utah, USA.