The Pursuit of a Collegial Model of Clinical Practice: The Story of One University

Toni S. Strieker, Woong Lim, Daphne Hubbard, Darren Crovitz, Kimberly C. Gray, Marie Holbien, Cherry Steffen

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Abstract

This study addresses the urgent need for change in clinical experiences that better prepare teacher candidates to negotiate the changing landscape of educational and accreditation policies and practices affecting P-12 classrooms. Specifically, the article examines the impact of a comprehensive 4-year initiative to transform traditional student teaching into yearlong, cotaught clinical experiences in a large state university that prepares approximately 1,000 prospective teachers each year in one of 22 initial certification programs. To document the effectiveness of the new practices, school–university researchers used a variety of mixed methodologies in a number of small studies. Although the overall findings are preliminary, they are being effectively used to identify promising practices and to inform future developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-137
Number of pages20
JournalAction in Teacher Education
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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    Strieker, T. S., Lim, W., Hubbard, D., Crovitz, D., Gray, K. C., Holbien, M., & Steffen, C. (2017). The Pursuit of a Collegial Model of Clinical Practice: The Story of One University. Action in Teacher Education, 39(2), 118-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/01626620.2016.1245637