Inclusive education with 'co-teaching'

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The Appropriate Education Act (Wet op het passend onderwijs) requires teachers to provide each individual student with tailor-made education. Our research set out to establish whether 'co-teaching' could be a means to promote the realisation of ‘inclusive education’.

Objective

The objective of our research was to answer the question of whether ‘co-teaching’ could be a means to promote the realisation of ‘inclusive education’.

Co-teaching

Co-teaching involves two teachers teaching students together. The idea behind this method is to involve as many students as possible in lessons and to give students the attention they need. This will make it easier for students to achieve the objectives that underlie a lesson.

Inclusive education

Children with a disability are entitled to the same education as that enjoyed by their able-bodied counterparts. A school that provides 'inclusive education', will adapt to its students, making it possible for every child to take part in the teaching programme.

Results

Article: 'Team-Reflection: the Missing Link in Co-Teaching Teams' (2016). European Journal of Special Needs Education, 31(2), 187-201.

Article: 'Co-teachers as the lynchpin of changed in appropriate education’ (2017) Tijdschrift voor Orthopedagogiek, 56(2), 89-105 (Dutch).

Book: 'Teaching together: co-teaching in practice' (2016). Kalmthout: Pelckmans Pro (Dutch).

Chapter in book: 'Co-teaching: A means to support teachers in complex situations' (2017). In: C. Bakker & N. Montesano Montessori. 'Complexity in Education. From horror to passion', (pp. 147-167). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Duration

01 March 2015 - 31 December 2017

HU researchers involved in the research

  • Dian Fluijt | Lecturer / Researcher, Researcher | Normative Professionalisation
    Dian Fluijt
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Normative Professionalisation
  • Cok Bakker lector NP
    Cok Bakker
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Normative Professionalisation

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Dian Fluijt | Lecturer / Researcher, Researcher | Normative Professionalisation

Dian Fluijt

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Normative Professionalisation