Teacher Candidates' Learning Gains: The Tale of Two Co-Teachers

Hillary Merk, Melanie Betz, Colleen O' Mara
2015 Networks An Online Journal for Teacher Research  
Co-teaching during the student teaching experience has been given increased attention among researchers and teacher educators. Co-teaching facilitates an apprenticeship arrangement that encourages modeling of classroom practice for the candidate and provides a chance to implement directly what is being learned. This qualitative study explored teacher candidates' learning gains using the co-teaching model for student teaching. Teacher candidates were able to see more clearly the dynamics of how
more » ... he dynamics of how a classroom works and the process by which teachers plan lessons, implement curriculum, and manage the many duties of a classroom teacher.
doi:10.4148/2470-6353.1028 fatcat:37pbbkgi3jgaxemo3rsvctrb2i