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ERIC Number: ED535010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 131
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-6905-6
A Descriptive Study of Collaboration in General and Special Education in Two School Districts: Perceptions of the Principals and Teachers toward Sustainability
Reyes, Elizabeth Ramos
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Edgewood College
This qualitative study examined the collaboration of general and special education teachers as well as the principals' perceptions of their responsibilities in sustaining effective collaboration in ensuring the services for the students with disabilities. The qualitative data were collected through one-on-one interviews from a team of general education, special education teachers, and the school principals from two school districts in Wisconsin. The results of the descriptive study revealed major themes of concerns in collaborative practices and approaches based on the participants' perceptions. The significant findings of this study suggest positive personal experiences among the team teachers as they collaboratively face the daily challenges to meet the needs and ensure the services for students with disabilities. Collaboration between the team members was characterized by practices that are acceptable to both teachers. Both the principal participants expressed their advocacy for the collaboration process in their respective schools. They revealed their perceptions of administrative support that they believed was needed for the effective collaboration and its sustainability. [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: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin