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ERIC Number: EJ875667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Providing Immediate Feedback to Co-Teachers through Bug-in-Ear Technology: An Effective Method of Peer Coaching in Inclusion Classrooms
Scheeler, Mary Catherine; Congdon, Marissa; Stansbery, Sam
Teacher Education and Special Education, v33 n1 p83-96 2010
More children with special needs are educated in general education classrooms than ever before. Ideally, special education and general education teachers work together in these settings as instructional teams, but a "one teaching, one assisting" model is often in place with the special education teacher assuming a subordinate role. As such, the authors conducted research to determine whether changes can be made in teacher instruction so that both teachers in a collaborative team are highly engaged in the instructional process during the lesson. The authors used a multiple-baseline, across-participants design to assess the effects of peer coaches' giving immediate corrective feedback via bug-in-ear technology on a specific teaching behavior during instruction. Three dyads of co-teachers participated (five women, one man). Each teacher met criterion (three consecutive sessions at 90% or higher) in just three sessions, maintained the behavior at high levels postintervention, and generalized the behavior to a different setting without the peer coach present. Teachers rated the treatment as a beneficial technique that they would recommend to others. Implications for classroom use are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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