Addressing Ethical Dilemmas in Implementing Coteaching

Colette Murphy, Jim Beggs


This paper addresses some of the ethical dilemmas that have been reported in the literature. We found that including all coteaching participants in the research design gave them ownership of the coteaching model. This led to fuller engagement in implementing coteaching and in communication. Prior to coteaching placements school principals met with us to refine the model of coteaching, and coteachers (classroom teachers, pre-service teachers and university tutors) jointly addressed ethical issues which may arise. Coteachers produced a code of practice to which all signed up. Coteaching was enacted within this community of practice.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0604206


research ethics; coteaching; community of practice

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