This article shares one university’s work with two metropolitan districts to support preservice teachers during clinical practice through the use of a common language. The pilot merged the concept of co-teaching and coaching to the clinical practice experience. The study was completed over a year’s time and connected preservice teachers’ last methods class placement to their clinical practice placement. Preservice teachers participating in this pilot were paired with a cooperating teacher for an entire year as opposed to a semester experience. Preliminary findings yielded a positive outcome.
Wilcoxen, Christina L.
"The Impact of Collaboration on Clinical Practice in Teacher Education: A Pilot Study,"
Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education: Vol. 1
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/ctlle/vol1/iss1/12