Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Ed.D. in Education

First Advisor

Jill Cabrera

Second Advisor

Sara Platt

Third Advisor

Mark Deschaine


University of Mississippi

Relational Format



ABSTRACT This is a work of applied action research to examine the collaborative teaching efforts between general education teachers and special education teachers at Centurion Elementary School. This research includes the involvement of stakeholders and the researcher as a collaborative group with the intent to increase collaborative teaching in the general education classroom, where students with special needs and their peers without disabilities are educated. The methods used are professional development in the area of cooperative teaching, classroom observations, the development of an observation checklist, and teacher-group discussions. A program evaluation is included.


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