Co-Teaching Versus Apprentice Teaching: An Analysis of Similarities and Differences
Although the term co-teaching has for many years described a service delivery option for students with disabilities or other special needs, recently, it has been used as a label for an alternative approach to student teaching. In this article, the authors describe the essential characteristics of co-teaching and what is appropriately called apprentice teaching and outline the similarities and differences between these two collaborative practices, including overall program structure, the contributing characteristics of the participating individuals, and the nature of the professional relationships. The authors provide conclusions regarding the risks for teacher candidates and faculty members of using the same term for significantly different models.
Columbia Embury, D.,
& Clarke, L.
(2015). Co-Teaching Versus Apprentice Teaching: An Analysis of Similarities and Differences. Teacher Education and Special Education.