Date of Award
Dr. Dawn Rowe
Thesis Professor Department
Educational Foundations and Special Education
Dr. Melody Blevins
Collaborative teaching is a commonly used, research-based method to support inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education classroom. However, there is a lack of research describing current teachers’ experiences with and perceptions of collaborative teaching and inclusion. Results from a survey disseminated to teachers in Northeast TN school systems revealed that 64.3% of respondents have either never co-taught a class or have co-taught only one or two classes. Additionally, respondents agree that collaborative teaching is beneficial to support inclusion, enhance delivery of instruction, improve teacher relations and improve classroom management. However, teachers expressed collaborative teaching is more burdensome to teachers than is helpful to students. Limitations of this study, implementations for practice, and suggestions for future research are also described.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
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Pigeon, Sherianne, "Collaborative Teaching and Inclusion in Northeast, TN" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 730. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/730
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