Co-Teaching … Not Just a Textbook Term: Implications for Practice

Emily C. Bouck
2007 Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth  
The author investigated the construction of a coteaching collaboration between a general education and special education teacher in 2 8th-grade LTnited States history classes. The teachers' roles, the spaces they shared and divided, as well as the affordances and constraints inherent in this service delivery option are discussed. The results of this investigation both support and extend previous findings and demonstrate that conversations between co-teaching partners are beneficial to
more » ... issues of roles, providing instruction, and handling classroom management and discipline, as well as issues such as loss of professional autonomy. Finally, the results suggest that researchers should next explore how co-taught classrooms affect student outcomes.
doi:10.3200/psfl.51.2.46-51 fatcat:7skboc56s5al7asnpc7yn33dpu