chapter  11
Advisor as Coach
WithAnthony Clarke
Pages 17

This chapter begins with two autobiographical accounts that set the stage for the ensuing discussion of the significance of the teacher educator as practicum advisor to a beginning teacher. The first account describes my own experiences as a student teacher, ‘surviving’ on my own with the benign neglect of my advisors. The second account describes my earliest experiences as a young teacher receiving new teachers into my own classroom. With these two accounts as background, the remainder of the chapter argues for the importance of a number of criteria related to advisors acting as coaches for the development of understandings of teaching.