M.S. in Teaching: Collaborative Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Special education teachers--New Jersey; Teaching teams--New Jersey
Elementary Education and Teaching
Studies have shown that there is a movement towards inclusion and team teaching in schools throughout the nation. This movement has not only affected the students who are being mainstreamed, but the teachers who are now co-teaching these classrooms. This study used questionnaires, teacher interviews, and a teacher research journal to sample a southern New Jersey elementary school. The participants' responses provided insights to answer the question "How do teachers create a successful team teaching partnership?" The study suggests criteria for successful teams and discusses possible barriers which may hinder effective teaching partnerships. The four main themes which emerged from the study as the most important are: communication, collaboration, time, and different teaching philosophies. Communication and collaboration are considered the two major criteria needed in every successful partnership. Time and different teaching philosophies are the two major barriers which stand in the way of success.
Haskins, Travis, "How to create a successful team teaching partnership" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 1014.