ERIC Number: ED465722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-30
The Perceptions of Third through Fifth Grade Classroom Teachers and Special Service Teachers toward Their Involvement in Collaborative Instruction.
Akins, Kathleen P.; Parkinson, Karen M.; Reeder, Patti H.
This action research study describes the perceptions of third through fifth grade classroom teachers and special services teachers who provided services to students needing special modifications in their instruction or interventions in order to succeed in regular classrooms. Participants indicated their level of agreement with 14 questions on a 4-item Likert scale survey instrument. The survey focused on their role in and beliefs about collaborative instruction and collaborative relationships. In addition, participants responded to four open-ended questions that related directly to subproblems. Results indicated that both regular education teachers and special services teachers were generally satisfied with their current involvement with the collaborative instructional model. Nearly all respondents cited inadequate planning time as a barrier to effective collaborative instruction. However, most respondents perceived that they had satisfactory access to and support from their collaborative partners and that they had developed adequate skills for resolving any differences that might occur during instruction. Individual collaborative teams appeared to have been exposed to very different experiences. The surveys and survey information are appended. (Contains 34 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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