Theory into Practice
The student teaching experience is typically characterized by a collaboration of school and university-cooperating teacher and university supervisor- to prepare novice educators for the instructional, managerial, and disciplinary demands of classroom teaching. Less often are individuals and groups outside of the immediate school environment perceived as active and important contributors to learning outcomes and professional development for student teachers. However, an increasing number of teacher educators are addressing the role of the community in providing student teachers with information and insights that will enhance the classroom experience in vital ways.
Stachowski, Laura L. and Mahan, James M., "Cross-Cultural Field Placements: Student Teachers Learning From Schools and Communities" (1998). Higher Education. 69.