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ERIC Number: ED534578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-8044-7
An Autoethnographic Case Study of a Collaboration within a Secondary Co-Teaching Inclusive Setting
Savini, Denise
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
The purpose of this study was to explore the collaboration of co-teachers in a secondary inclusive setting through an autoethnographic approach. "In terms of labels, autoethnography is derived from 'ethnography,' a research method primarily concerned with studying the other" (Starr, 2010, p. 3). Additionally, this research approach embraces personal experiences as data and uses narrative as a vehicle for sharing such data with the reader. The traditional format of a dissertation creates the framework for this dissertation. However, some literary terms accompany sections to guide the reader. The data collected from artifacts, journals, emails, presentations, memos, and personal experience reflect the complexity of collaboration in a co-teaching setting between a biology teacher and myself, a reading specialist. Despite knowing the models of collaboration and embracing many of the characteristics of collaboration, significant struggle occurred. This study captures the process of collaboration, including the struggle; reveals strategies that supported us through struggle; and discusses implications collaboration has for moving toward a secondary inclusive model. [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
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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