Preparing a quality future teacher is a pressing concern of teacher education institutions, school systems, and state departments of education. It is almost impossible to train effective teachers unless these educational agencies share their responsibilities in the total teacher preparation process. This is becoming a greater reality as each agency recognises its identifiable and distinct role. Student teaching is an important component of teacher preparation and is frequently taken for granted. This internship plays a significant role in the making of a teacher who has acquired confidence in short- and long-range planning, communication and classroom management. This can be done only if co-operating teachers, college faculty member and student teacher all do their respective jobs professionally, dutifully and, above all, humanely.
Laine, C. H.,
& Tanveer, S. A.
Supervising Student Teachers : A Shared Responsibility.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 9(1).