ERIC Number: EJ1105920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Teachers' Experiences with Co-Teaching as a Model for Inclusive Education
Pancsofar, Nadya; Petroff, Jerry G.
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v20 n10 p1043-1053 2016
Co-teaching is an instructional strategy that can be implemented by educators in several different ways. This paper considers how frequently co-teachers implement different approaches to co-teaching and what factors are associated with the implementation of these approaches. This study found that teachers most frequently reported implementing an approach to co-teaching in which one teacher designs and delivers a lesson and the other teacher provides individualised support to specific students with disabilities. The approach to co-teaching in which educators co-plan and co-instruct different components of the curricular content occurred the least frequently. The results of logistic regression analyses indicated that structural aspects of co-teaching (multiple years with co-teacher, time spent daily with co-teacher, number of current co-teachers), teacher attitudes, and professional development opportunities (pre-service and in-service) were associated with the use of different approaches to co-teaching.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Team Teaching, Teaching Experience, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Performance Factors, Program Implementation, Regression (Statistics), Teacher Attitudes, Educational Opportunities, Faculty Development, Online Surveys, Group Dynamics, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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