A Framework for Conducting Research on Collaborative Teacher Education

May. 11, 2009

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 575-582 (May 2009).

The purpose of this article is to propose a framework for conducting research on teacher education programs. These programs practice collaboration between special and general education faculty to advance inclusion. Such a framework can establish a common language for collaborative teacher education and provide a structure for conducting research on individual programs as well as cross-site comparisons. It is based on the assumption that collaboration represents a robust, systematic integration of special and general education across all aspects of the preservice curriculum. The proposed framework includes three collaborative program models and five program dimensions.

Updated: May. 27, 2009