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The goal of this article was to examine secondary mathematics cooperating teachers’ perceptions of the primary purposes of student teaching and their roles in accomplishing those purposes. The most common purposes were interacting with an experienced, practising teacher, having a real classroom experience, and experiencing and learning about classroom management. The most common roles were providing the space for experience, modeling, facilitating reflection, and sharing knowledge. The findings provided insights into the cooperating teachers’ perceptions about both what should be learned through student teaching and how it should be learned
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Student teaching provides an important opportunity for prospective teachers to increase their understanding of mathematics in and for teaching. The authors report on data that is part of a larger study of eight student teacher/cooperating teacher pairs, and the core themes that emerged from their conversations. They focus on two pairs for whom the core conversational themes represent disparate approaches to mathematics in and for teaching.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009