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ERIC Number: ED567984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 216
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3395-3255-4
A Comparison of Perceptions from High School Students with and without Disabilities about Their Science Co-Teaching Experiences
Preston-Smith, Shantha
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, George Mason University
This study investigated similarities and differences in perceptions of high school students with and without disabilities who received science instruction from co-teachers. Disproportionate stratified sampling was used to select students from 17 co-taught science classes in two high schools located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Students completed the Co-Teacher Student Questionnaire (CTSQ), which had 25 Likert-type statements and three open-response queries. Students designated their perceptions of which co-teacher completed specific tasks or roles, their level of agreement with statements about the co-teaching instruction, and their perceptions of which co-teaching model was used the most. Independent sample t-test and chi-square analyses were used to compare responses on the CTSQ from students with and without disabilities. Qualitative analyses were used to code responses for open-response queries. Results indicated statistical significance between students with and without disabilities for six items on the Co-Teacher Student Questionnaire. Seventy percent of students without disabilities indicated One Teach, One Observe or Drift was the co-teaching model used the most, whereas 45% of students with disabilities selected this model. Other similarities and differences are described, along with implications for future research. [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: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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