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ERIC Number: EJ1064726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
Co-Teaching in a Year-Long Professional Development School
Weilbacher, Gary; Tilford, Keith
School-University Partnerships, v8 n1 p37-48 Spr 2015
While there is considerable research concerning co-teaching among special educators and regular classroom teachers, little work has been published regarding co-teaching that involves teacher candidates and their cooperating teachers. During the last three years, two middle level education faculty members involved in their University's Professional Development School (PDS) program made a concerted effort to promote co-teaching among cooperating teachers and their respective teacher candidates. This qualitative study used interviews with five pairs of cooperating teachers and teacher candidates to examine how co-teaching influenced their professional development and their instructional practices. Results of the study suggested that co-teaching was useful in meeting the needs of middle school students and seen as a strong form of both teacher preparation and professional development for cooperating teachers and student candidates alike.
National Association for Professional Development Schools. College of Education University of South Carolina, Wardlaw 252, Columbia, SC 29208. Tel: 803-777-1515; Fax: 803-777-3035; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois