Warts and All: Ethical Dilemmas in Implementing the Coteaching Model

  • Jennifer Gallo-Fox University of Delaware
  • Beth Wassell Rowan University
  • Kathryn Scantlebury University of Delaware
  • Matthew Juck University of Delaware
Keywords: research ethics, coteaching, metalogue, community of practice

Abstract

This paper examines the ethical dilemmas that the researchers encountered between their philosophical perspectives and those of their colleagues from the field. We found that ethical issues emerged on three levels: during our enactment of the coteaching model, in our research endeavors on coteaching, and in discussing findings. Rather than reaching specific conclusions, this paper addresses the issues and their complexities. It is our intention that this metalogue will promote dialogue among teacher educators who plan to incorporate coteaching into existing traditional pre-service programs. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0604181

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Author Biographies

Jennifer Gallo-Fox, University of Delaware
Jennifer GALLO-FOX is an educational researcher at the University of Delaware and a doctoral candidate in teacher education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Her research interests include teacher education, learning to teach, research methods, and educational policy.
Beth Wassell, Rowan University
Beth WASSELL is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Rowan University. Her current research focuses on issues in teacher education, coteaching, cogenerative dialogue and the needs of secondary English language learners in content-area classrooms.
Kathryn Scantlebury, University of Delaware
Kathryn SCANTLEBURY is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. Her research interests focus on gender issues, pre-service teacher education and teachers' professional development in science education.
Matthew Juck, University of Delaware
Matthew JUCK will be teaching 9th grade science at Biden High. He participated in the coteaching program as an intern during the final semester of his undergraduate career, graduating with a B.A. in Biological Sciences Education. He attained his Master's degree in Education, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction in Science Education. His research interests include teacher induction, pre-service teacher education, and science education.
Published
2006-09-30
Section
FQS Debate: Qualitative Research and Ethics

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