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ERIC Number: EJ896599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Co-Instructing at the Secondary Level: Strategies for Success
Rice, Nancy; Drame, Elizabeth; Owens, Laura; Frattura, Elise M.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n6 p12-18 Jul-Aug 2007
Much has been written about collaboration and co-teaching in secondary settings, including the importance of understanding one's partner's teaching approach; determining readiness to co-teach; clarifying roles, responsibilities, and expectations; scheduling shared planning time; and effective communication, including constructive dialogue and conflict resolution. As students with disabilities increasingly spend instructional time in general education classrooms, more and more special educators are working there as well. Through interviews and classroom observations, the authors found that effective special education co-teachers share certain characteristics: professionalism, the ability to articulate and model instruction to meet student needs, the ability to accurately assess student progress, the ability to analyze teaching/teaching styles, the ability to work with a wide range of students, and a vested interest in course content. (Contains 1 figure, 12 resources and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A