Establishing professional relationships in practicum settings
Ferrier-Kerr, J. (2009). Establishing professional relationships in practicum settings. Teaching and Teacher Education, 25(6), 790-797.
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The relationship between an associate teacher and student teacher is a crucial aspect of the practicum experience in pre-service teacher education. Establishing a professional relationship is critical to the learning that occurs during the practicum and is an element that requires a professional approach by all parties. This paper discusses a study which investigated the nature and substance of the professional relationship established between associate teachers and student teachers during a final block practicum. The findings indicated that for the associate teacher and student teacher to establish and develop a successful professional relationship both must be active in it.
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