ERIC Number: ED335851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Co-Teaching: Regular Education/Special Education [and] Co-Teaching Reference Guide.
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, Mt. Clemens, MI.
The monograph describes the co-teaching program in the L'Anse Creuse (Michigan) public schools, implemented at Middle School South, in which regular and special education teachers are paired to provide academic support to mildly impaired middle-school special education students within the regular education classroom. The program currently includes 10 regular teachers, 4 special education teachers, and 16 co-teaching classes. The monograph describes: the program rationale, assumptions, and goals; time line, a sample schedule, and suggested instructional alternatives; specific responsibilities of teachers, students, and parents; advantages of the program for both regular and special education teachers and students; and findings of an external evaluation that found the project well received by parents, teachers, and both regular and special education students. It is noted that special education student growth, especially in social skills and attitudes, was effected without hindering the educational progress of regular students. An accompanying reference guide includes ideas and issues involved in developing a co-teaching program. Among topics covered are: scheduling, resource room availability, meeting students' affective needs, shared teaching, teacher absence, academic motivation, discipline, grading, interdepartmental communication, and parent issues. Eleven appendices provide more detailed program materials. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, Mt. Clemens, MI.
Identifiers: LAnse Creuse Public Schools MI
Note: The Co-Teaching Reference Guide was written and compiled by Mary Alice Chisholm and others. Paper based on monograph presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (69th, Atlanta, GA, April 1-5, 1991).