From cohort to community in a preservice teacher education program

Authors
Citation
C. Beck et C. Kosnik, From cohort to community in a preservice teacher education program, TEACH TEACH, 17(8), 2001, pp. 925-948
Citations number
52
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Education
Journal title
TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION
ISSN journal
0742-051X → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
8
Year of publication
2001
Pages
925 - 948
Database
ISI
SICI code
0742-051X(200111)17:8<925:FCTCIA>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
It is often suggested that student teachers be placed in cohorts during the ir preservice program. In this paper we describe how we implemented a cohor t model and examine the effects on our student teachers. We found there wer e many positive effects, such as a high level of participation in whole cla ss and small group activities. greater awareness of the value of collaborat ion, and greater willingness to take risks in collegial relationships and i n the practicum. However. the approach proved to be quite demanding for the faculty, strong institutional support will be needed if the model is to be widely implemented. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.