EdD (Doctor of Education)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
William Flora, Ginger Christian
The purpose of this study was to provide an examination of the relationships between general education teachers, special education teachers, and paraprofessionals and the influences of these relationships on students with disabilities. This study was conducted through the process of semi-structured interviews with general education teachers, special education teachers, and paraprofessionals working in two Tennessee school districts. The researcher found that communication practices, training, perspectives, time, role expectations, development of partnerships, and the creation of supportive environments affect the development of working relationships among special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and general education teachers. The researcher found that these relationships influence the experiences of students with disabilities in a significant and meaningful way. The researcher provides recommendations for current practices to promote the development of successful working relationships and provides suggestions for future research.
Dissertation - unrestricted
Page Hosay, Rita, "An Examination of the Working Relationships Between General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Paraprofessionals in General Education Settings" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4115. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/4115
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