Creating Collaborative Third-space Discourse to Address Contradictions in Coteaching


  • Ed Lehner City University of New York



cosmopolitan ethic, dualism, collaborative third-space discourse, ideological difference, one-on-one cogenerative dialogue


This article examines how coteaching can be wrought with contradictions without employing its recursive counterpart, cogenerative dialogue. To help avoid dualistic tendencies while coteaching, participants can use cogenerative dialogue to help create collaborative third-space discourse where plans of cooperative action can be cogenerated. This work also shares how the extension of the cosmopolitan ethic can be used in tandem with one-on-one cogenerative dialogues to navigate ideological differences in coteachers and create fruitful working partnerships. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0604198


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Author Biography

Ed Lehner, City University of New York

Ed LEHNER is a New York City Public School Teacher and a doctoral candidate in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of City University of New York. He currently teaches high school in Brooklyn where his research considers how cogenerative dialogues can be used to improve academic achievement across the high school curriculum.




How to Cite

Lehner, E. (2006). Creating Collaborative Third-space Discourse to Address Contradictions in Coteaching. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 7(4).



FQS Debate: Qualitative Research and Ethics