Our cooperating teachers get a voucher for a course. BUT they can't use it unless the course has room for them. They're often frozen out.
Treating them like real colleagues in the certification endeavor might be a good idea. How do other colleges compensate teachers? I would be interested in collecting some informal data about this.
Tad wrote: >>I think in many cases, the supervising teachers are indeed getting some form of compensation - sometime money other times they get credits toward their continuing education. Maybe I'm completely uninformed, but I though supervising teachers were, in general, compensated.<<
>>By the way, in Japan, as I understand it, student teachers themselves are responsible for finding their own placement. Therefore, they usually go back to the schools they graduated from. I'm not sure how much, if any, the supervising teachers are compensated for this effort. Furthermore, the student teaching itself is only about 2 weeks long, and the supervising teachers are the only ones (usually) evaluating the student teachers. University level faculty gets involved in this aspect little, if any. Interesting, isn't it?<<
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