EdD Doctor of Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Thompson, Carol C.
Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development
Co-teaching is an instructional method used to educate many special education and at-risk youth. This study explored the perceived knowledge of and effectiveness with co-teaching through the perceptions of co-teachers and administrators at a large suburban high school. This study also explored the perceived effectiveness of co-teachers in Gately & Gately's eight components of effective co-teaching (2001). Four dyads completed the Co-teaching Rating Scale and a questionnaire. They also engaged in classroom observations and a focus group. Data from these data sources along with a focus group that included administrators from the high school generated a picture of co-teaching and of the co-teacher perceptions of their effectiveness. This study explored the perceptions of co-teaching through co-teachers and administrators and challenges co-teachers perceive as barriers to their effectiveness. This case study resulted in recommendations to improve co-teaching practices.
Joas-Foy, Jaquelyn M., "An exploratory case study on the perceived effectiveness of co-teaching and a need for professional development" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2744.