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ERIC Number: ED514974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 204
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-9282-2
The Impact of Training on Coteacher Collegiality and Relationships
Hohn, Jennifer Lynn
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Walden University
This study was an evaluation of training, entitled Coteacher Relationship (CoRe), which was implemented to address the lack of a training program designed to examine the benefits and challenges of a coteaching relationship and foster professional relationships. Several studies have been conducted about the perceptions related to coteaching. However, much less information is available regarding coteachers' perceptions and beliefs about training designed to build and maintain a coteaching relationship. Purposeful sampling was used to select a sample of 10 current general education and special education coteachers. A concurrent triangulated mixed methods design was used that employed multiple sources of information including pre and post surveys, threaded discussions, and interview data. A research question for the study examined how perceptions about the coteacher relationship change after the implementation of training. Descriptive statistics, t test, and correlation analysis of the Coteacher Relationship Scale indicated that CoRe positively impacted coteacher collegiality. The second research question examined ways that the training impacted coteachers development of collegiality. Typological analysis of threaded discussion and interview data indicated that coteachers had preferred methods of training to improve collegiality and that perceptions do change with training. This study contributed to social change because students with and without disabilities may benefit from the synergy of the general education and special education teachers' expertise. This synergy which is based on respect and the relationship of the coteachers may increase academic achievement for all students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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