ERIC Number: EJ917155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Co-Teaching: An Educational Promise for Children with Disabilities or a Quick Fix to Meet the Mandates of No Child Left Behind?
Nichols, Joe; Dowdy, Alana; Nichols, Cindy
Education, v130 n4 p647-651 Sum 2010
As educational leaders continue to struggle with the "Highly Qualified Teacher" mandate of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, many are turning to co-teaching models that are designed to incorporate regular education and special education teachers into the same classroom to deliver instruction. This model appears to address the issue of inclusion of students with disabilities into the regular classroom while simultaneously eliminating the NCLB mandate that all teachers must be highly qualified in the subjects in which they instruct. Two issues that could significantly impact students with disabilities in relation Co-teaching's implementation are concerns regarding proper staff development and concerns of it becoming a "quick-fix" for educational leaders struggling to meet NCLB's mandates.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Models, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Educational Legislation, Teacher Competencies, Mainstreaming, Faculty Development, School Districts, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001