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Conference Proceeding




The typical student teaching practice in schools of higher education with teacher education programs is to place a single student teacher in a classroom with a veteran mentor teacher. This paper discusses a new paradigm for student teachers, placing two student teachers in a classroom with a veteran mentor teacher. Student teachers who were part of a team and their mentor teachers were surveyed to discover their perceptions about this model. The paper discusses the benefits and drawbacks for the student teacher, the cooperating teacher, and the classroom students. Results from past research as well as from this study indicate that this is a win-win-win situation for all.

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