Stories of Student Teaching: A Case Approach to the Student Teaching Experience

Stories of Student Teachingprovides individuals involved with the student teaching experience the opportunity to read and reflect on case studies which realistically depict this leaming situation.Through discussion of the experiences described, future student teachers can determine how they might react in situations similar to those presented and plan their educational experiences to prepare themselves to meet these kinds of challenges. Current student teachers can compare their own experiences to those in the text and find opportunities to generate solutions to problems that they might be facing or validate the approach that they are currently using. Cooperating teachers and college supervisors can gain insight and understanding into this complex apprenticeship experience by reading and reflecting on the words of individuals who have been a part of a student teaching experience.