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ERIC Number: ED568220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 163
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3038-5061-5
Experiences of General Education Elementary Inclusion Co-Teachers in Successful Schools: A Phenomenological Study
Robbins, Sherrie Ann
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
The purpose of this phenomenological study is to describe the experiences of general education elementary school inclusion co-teachers in schools that are successful with their special education population as defined by Adequate Yearly Progress and most recently, the College and Career Ready Performance Index. The participants were employed in a district in the metro Atlanta area. The primary research question was, "What are the experiences of general education teachers in inclusion and co-teaching classrooms in schools that have met Adequate Yearly Progress and College and Career Ready Performance Index for students with disabilities?" The three sub-questions addressed the self-efficacy, motivation, and perceptions of the teachers. Data collection included interviews, participant journals, and a focus group. Analysis followed procedures for a transcendental phenomenological study as outlined by Moustakas (1994). Four themes emerged regarding their experiences: (a) putting forth the effort to be life-long learners, (b) valuing the power of relationships, (c) thriving off of student success, and (d) setting aside frustrations and understanding the big picture. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)