Purdue tests co-teaching as new student teaching model

01/2/2013 | Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.)

Purdue University is piloting a co-teaching model to help its student teachers gain practical knowledge in the classroom but keeping the mentor teacher in the classroom. The model was introduced, in part, as a response to veteran teachers' reluctance to turn their students over to inexperienced teachers now that students' test scores weigh heavily as part of their evaluations. "Teachers are much more concerned about turning their classroom over to someone for 16 weeks," said Cynthia Robinson, head of Purdue University Calumet's Department of Teacher Preparation.

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