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ERIC Number: EJ1063053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: EISSN-2158-592X
Infusing Coteaching into the General Education Field Experience
Bennett, Deborah J.; Fisch, Audrey A.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning, v3 n1 p18-37 Spr 2013
With the proliferation of inclusion, teacher education programs must prepare general education candidates to work collaboratively in a coteaching environment. This study addresses a coteaching assignment introduced into the general education field experience course for secondary content majors. The candidates enrolled had no previous preparation in coteaching. The findings revealed that combining minimal reading, a focused observation assignment, and an online discussion forum that required writing and reflection enabled candidates to engage in a meaningful discussion of the challenges and benefits of coteaching. The study also revealed that these activities inspired some candidates to reframe discussions to benefit candidates observing negative models of coteaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey