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ERIC Number: EJ827677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Exploring a Triad Model of Student Teaching: Pre-Service Teacher and Cooperating Teacher Perceptions
Goodnough, Karen; Osmond, Pamela; Dibbon, David; Glassman, Marc; Stevens, Ken
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n2 p285-296 Feb 2009
In the student teaching triad model adopted in this study, pairs of pre-service teachers worked collaboratively with cooperating teachers during a 12-week field experience. The main objectives of the study were to document the benefits and challenges for pre-service teachers and cooperating teachers who participate in a triad model and to describe the co-teaching models that would emerge during this experience. Pre-service teachers and their cooperating teachers reported several strengths of the triad model in the following areas--learning from each other, professional support, outcomes for K-12 students, comprehensive feedback about teaching and classroom practice, and pre-service teacher confidence. Limitations and concerns identified by both groups included dependency, confusion with classroom management issues, loss of individuality, and competition between the pre-service teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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