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Publication Title

Action in Teacher Education

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Peer Reviewed Article

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In this article, the authors challenge the status quo of current student teaching practice which has remained relatively unchanged for close to 100 years. This four year study identifies the differences between a co-teaching and a non-co-teaching model of student teaching. Quantitative and qualitative results clearly demonstrate the positive impact of co-teaching on learners. This emerging practice of co-teaching in student teaching holds great promise in transforming the world of teacher preparation.


This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Action in Teacher Education. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published as:

Bacharach, Nancy, Teresa Washut Heck and Kathryn Dahlberg (2010). "Changing the Face of Student Teaching Through Coteaching." Action in Teacher Education, 32(1): 3-14. DOI: 10.1080/01626620.2010.10463538.



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