Practicing Collaboration in Teacher Preparation: Effects of Learning by Doing Together
Category: Teacher Professional Development
Teacher Education and Special Education
Collaboration among professionals is a vital component for successful inclusion of students with disabilities. In many cases, teacher preparation programs assume that teacher candidates know how to collaborate without explicit instruction or authentic practice and, therefore, omit coursework on collaboration. Alternatively, some programs may require coursework in collaboration but that coursework may exclude candidates from any other programs.