If the relationship between the cooperating teacher and the preservice teacher is at the heart of every practicum (Graves 2-10,15), then it is time for the teacher education institutions to recognize the importance and urgency in providing structured continuous professional development opportunities to enable cooperating teachers to establish and nurture school placement relationships.
Relationship at the Heart of Every Practicum
Young, A-M, and A MacPhail. 2016. “Cultivating Relationships with School Placement Stakeholders: The Perspective of the Cooperating Teacher.” European Journal of Teacher Education 39, 3: 287–301.