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ERIC Number: EJ787265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Behaviors of Teachers in Co-Taught Classes in a Secondary School
Harbort, Gina; Gunter, Philip L.; Hull, Karla; Brown, Queen; Venn, Martha L.; Wiley, Larry P.; Wiley, Ellen W.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v30 n1 p13-23 Win 2007
Researchers examined roles and actions of members of "co-teaching" teams including a special educator and a regular educator in a public high school. Observational data were collected using momentary time sampling procedures. Results indicated that regular educators presented material to students in 29.93% of observed intervals; special educators presented material in less than 1% of observed intervals. Researchers observed regular educators conducting non-interaction instructional tasks (e.g., preparing for instruction) in 28.33% of the intervals; special educators conducted these tasks in 3.96% of intervals. Special educators observed or drifted in 45.24% of the intervals and responded to students more often (i.e., 29.86% observation intervals) than regular educators. Results are discussed in terms of needed study related to roles of general and special educators as increasing numbers of students with disabilities are expected to master the general curriculum. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001