ERIC Number: ED558191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May-1
Abstractor: As Provided
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One Secondary School's Subject-Area Teachers' Perspectives on Co-Teaching Students with Special Needs
Legutko, Robert S.
This study is an action research study conducted at one rural northeastern Pennsylvania junior/senior high school to gain secondary education subject-area teacher's perspectives on educating students with special needs in a co-teaching environment. A written open-ended questionnaire was issued to relevant faculty members which determined that co-teaching has many challenges but is a positive experience overall; co-teachers can be reduced to performing only the tasks of teacher aides; both co-teachers need to know the academic material and be comfortable with each other; and co-teachers must have time to plan lessons together.
Descriptors: Action Research, Rural Schools, Junior High Schools, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Special Needs Students, Disabilities, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Methods, Questionnaires, Cooperative Planning, Lesson Plans, Special Education Teachers, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Instructional Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania