The Operation and Impact of a Tutor Supervisor Scheme

Year: 1985

Author: Lowe, Richard, Piper, Kerryn

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The role of practice supervision in the professional development of student teachers is a critical aspect of teacher education programs. Murdoch University's Tutor Supervisor Scheme has a number of unique features not found in most other teacher education programs. This study reports various perceptions of the scheme's operation and impact. Findings arising from inter- views and questionnaires indicate differences between current operations and original conceptions of the scheme. While wide- spread support for the scheme exists amongst campus staff and student teachers, there was a mixed reaction from school staffs and administration.