Coteaching Revisited: The Replication Study
By Dr. David V. Loertscher
This article is a report of the second study conducted by Dr. Loertscher into the effects on student achievement when teachers and teacher-librarians engage in teaching partnerships. Simply expressed by Loertscher, “If a classroom teacher teaches a unit of instruction alone in the classroom, one can foresee about half of the students to meet or exceed the teacher’s expectations. However, if the classroom teacher coteaches a unit of instruction alongside the teacher librarian, 70–100% of the students can be anticipated to meet or exceed both adults’ expectations. In research language, the practical significance of coteaching far surpasses what a single adult teaching a typical classroom can achieve.” Previously published in Teacher Librarian.
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