Teaching with a peer: a comparison of two models of student teaching
Robert V. Bullough, Janet Young, James R. Birrell, D. Cecil Clark, M. Winston Egan, Lynnette Erickson, Marti Frankovich, Joanne Brunetti, Myra Welling
TATE Volume 19, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Two models of student teaching were compared: the traditional model of placing one student teacher with a mentor teacher and a peer teaching model, where two student teachers worked with one mentor. While the peer teaching model involved some trade-offs, the model was found to have a positive impact on children and to offer several important advantages for student teachers including increased support, the opportunity for on-going conversation about teaching, and experience in learning how to collaborate to improve practice. Mentor teachers found much of value in the model and support its continued use.
Bullough, R.V., Young, J., Birrell, J.R., Cecil Clark, D., Winston Egan, M., Erickson, L., Frankovich, M., Brunetti, J. & Welling, M. (2003). Teaching with a peer: a comparison of two models of student teaching. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 19(1), 57-73. Elsevier Ltd.