Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership (Ed.D)
Dr. Toni Strieker
First Committee Member
Dr. Olga Koz
Second Committee Member
Dr. Sanjuana Rodriguez
Clinical field experience is recognized by many as the most influential and beneficial component of pre-service teacher education (Borko & Mayfield, 1995). At the core of this experience is the supervisory triad, consisting of the pre-service teacher, mentor teacher, and university supervisor. Utilizing positioning theory as its theoretical framework, this qualitative meta-synthesis synthesized eleven pieces of empirical research focused on the interpersonal dynamics of the supervisory triad. The findings of this study reveal three primary factors of influence, four primary patterns of communication, and many modes of positioning of self and others as influential to pre-service teachers’ clinical experiences. The implications of these findings are discussed through the lens of positioning theory and in connection to practice in the field.
Hart, Anna E., "Exploring the Interpersonal Dynamics of the Supervisory Triad of Pre-Service Teacher Education: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis" (2018). Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership Dissertations. 23.