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ERIC Number: EJ845958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Educators' Perceptions of Collaborative Planning Processes for Students with Disabilities
Carter, Nari; Prater, Mary Anne; Jackson, Aaron; Marchant, Michelle
Preventing School Failure, v54 n1 p60-70 Fall 2009
As schools emphasize accountability and academic progress for all students, professional collaboration is a critical aspect of planning accommodations and interventions that address the learning needs of diverse learners. To better understand collaborative processes, the authors investigated the nature of a collaborative planning experience for pairs of special and general education teachers. Teachers were taught the curriculum, rules, instruction, materials, and environment collaboration process (M. A. Prater, 2003) in which teachers compared the demands of the general education classroom with the strengths and limitations of the individual student. Results indicate that sharing common philosophies about educating students with disabilities is an important aspect of successful collaborative planning. Teachers who expressed common philosophies about educating students with disabilities completed the process together. The teachers who did not express similar philosophies completed the process separately. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A