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ERIC Number: EJ961682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
First Year Co-Teaching: Disclosed through Focus Group and Individual Interviews
Isherwood, Robert; Barger-Anderson, Richael; Merhaut, Joseph; Badgett, Rebecca; Katsafanas, Jodi
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v17 n3 p113-122 Fall 2011
Focus group interviews and individual interviews were conducted with 47 faculty members and administrators in a rural school district in Western Pennsylvania to determine strategies for consideration when attempting to establish and implement a co-teaching program. Participants were part of a school district in its second year of adopting a co-teaching program. They shared some of the common socio-technical problems experienced in the first year of the co-teaching program and offered suggestions to avoid these problems in the future. Roadblocks identified in successful implementation included: dysfunctional co-teaching relationships, lack of common planning time, skewed classroom composition, lack of curriculum familiarity, and non-compatibility with the school management information system. A description of potential solutions to these roadblocks was also provided. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; No Child Left Behind Act 2001