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ERIC Number: EJ1098381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Elementary and Special Education Pre-Service Teachers' Understandings of Collaboration and Co-Teaching
Parker, Audra; Alvarez McHatton, Patricia; Allen, Diedre D.
Journal of Research in Education, v22 n1 p164-195 Spr 2012
In the current education context (IDEIA, 2004; NCLB, 2003), many K-12 schools are using collaborative models such as co-teaching to address the needs of all learners, but preservice teachers are often inadequately prepared for collaborative teaching in inclusive classrooms. This study explored 46 elementary and special education pre-service teachers' constructions of collaboration and co-teaching as they partnered for a combined classroom management course and a field experience. Analyses of student reflections suggest two overarching themes: developing understanding of the complexities of co-teaching and the role of field experiences in connecting theory to practice.
Eastern Educational Research Association. George Watson, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, College of Education and Professional Development, Huntington, WV 25755. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: H325TH325T070022