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An Analysis Of Co-Teaching Instruction Provided In Teacher Education And Inservice Training For Special Education And General Education Teachers, Catherine S. Howerter May 2013

An Analysis Of Co-Teaching Instruction Provided In Teacher Education And Inservice Training For Special Education And General Education Teachers, Catherine S. Howerter

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The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) (2001) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA)(2004) call for students with disabilities to be given access to the general education environment. Currently, at least half of all students with disabilities receive more than 80% of instruction in the general education classroom (U.S. Department of Education, 2008). Although there are no direct mandates to use co-teaching, it has become the preferred model of instructional delivery within the general education classroom (Pugach & Blanton, 2011).

General and special education teachers need to be provided instruction on the fundamentals of co-teaching in ...