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Anna-Maija Puroila, Päivi Kupila, Asko Pekkarinen, Multiple facets of supervision: Cooperative teachers’ views of supervision in early childhood teacher education practicums, Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 105, 2021, 103413, ISSN 0742-051X,

Multiple facets of supervision : cooperative teachers’ views of supervision in early childhood teacher education practicums

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Author: Puroila, Anna-Maija1; Kupila, Päivi2; Pekkarinen, Asko1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Education, P.O.Box 2000, FI-90014, University of Finland, Finland
2Tampere University, Faculty of Education and Culture, FI-33014, Tampere University, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-09-08


The study focused on cooperative teachers’ views on supervision in Finnish early childhood teacher education practicums. A total of 111 cooperative teachers responded to surveys and 18 teachers participated in pair or group discussions. The findings revealed that Finnish cooperative teachers represent different professional generations and are differently trained for supervising student teachers. The study promotes understanding the multiple facets of supervision by identifying six frames through which cooperative teachers interpreted their supervisory tasks. The cooperative teachers both criticized the teacher education programs and showed a commitment to facilitate student teachers’ professional growth.

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Series: Teaching and teacher education. An international journal of research and studies
ISSN: 0742-051X
ISSN-E: 1879-2480
ISSN-L: 0742-051X
Volume: 105
Article number: 103413
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2021.103413
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
Funding: This work was conducted as a part of the ASKEL -project, funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland.
Copyright information: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (