Co-Teaching 2018 UPDATE
Sarah Cothren Cook & Kimberly McDuffie-Landrum
Alert Issue 6, Winter 2018
In this Alert update, Sarah Cothren Cook and Kimberly McDuffie-Landrum build on the 2001 analysis of co-teaching by Naomi Zigmond and Kathleen Magiera. Co-Teaching is a special education service delivery model in which a general educator and a special educator share responsibility for planning, delivering, and evaluating instruction for a diverse group of students. Although questions on its effectiveness remain, Cook and McDuffie-Landrum note an increased level of confidence in the strategy based on additional studies conducted since the original analysis. However, due to a lack of methodological rigor and varied results, uncertainties regarding the effectiveness of this strategy for students with LD persist.