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ERIC Number: EJ803307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Perspectives on Co-teaching: Views from High School Students with Learning Disabilities
Leafstedt, Jill M.; Richards, Catherine; LaMonte, Michelle; Cassidy, Dina
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v14 n3 p177-184 2007
This study investigated the perspectives of high school students with learning disabilities on co-teaching. Two focus groups were conducted at two high schools in southern California, involving 10 students with learning disabilities. Guiding questions were used to seek students' perceptions on how participation in co-taught general education environments has changed their lives, their teachers' jobs, and how it has impacted their peers. Results indicated that students prefer receiving instruction in pull-out settings and that they perceive that special education teachers provide distinctly different instruction than do general education teachers. Furthermore, students indicated that general education teachers did not always provide necessary accommodations for their learning disability in co-taught classrooms and that they could not easily access either the special or general educator in co-taught environments. Students at the two schools had varying perspectives on how their peers' perceived their special education services. These results are discussed in terms of four distinct themes: access to special education services, delivery of instruction, peer and teacher response, and class size.
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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 - Location: California