Inclusive education with 'co-teaching'
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’.
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 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.
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.
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.
01 March 2015 - 31 December 2017