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.
Table of Contents
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.