Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 569-574 (May 2009).
In this article, the literature related to collaboration in teacher education programs is reviewed. The authors discuss the benefits for teacher educators who collaboratively plan and develop team-taught coursework and monitor the impact of their collaboratively developed pedagogy. Gaps in the current knowledge and research are delineated. Furthermore, recommendations are offered for efforts to further develop the practice of collaborative teaching so as to increase the capacity of future teachers to address the increasingly diverse student populations enter their classrooms.