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ERIC Number: EJ766921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
A Guide to Coteaching
Rea, Patricia Jordan; Connell, Judith
Principal Leadership, v5 n9 p36-41 May 2005
More students than ever are receiving their special education services in general education classrooms as a result of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) (President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education, 2002). Among the most common delivery systems for those services is collaborative teaching, which is frequently referred to as "coteaching" and is defined as a general and a special educator working together to teach a group of predominantly nondisabled students along with students with disabilities (Zigmond & Magiera, 2000). Collaborative teaching in inclusive classrooms requires teachers to acquire new skills and balance instruction and classroom management. Administrators must educate themselves about collaborative teaching and learn how to supervise and evaluate coteachers. This article enumerates 14 essential questions to help prepare administrators to supervise coteaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001