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Coteaching in International Contexts

Research and Practice

  • Colette Murphy
  • Kathryn Scantlebury


  • Uses several different theoretical lenses to explore coteaching and its impact in science classrooms and on learners Illustrates that there is not 'one theory' or 'one model' of coteaching, however there are commonalities that can be drawn from across the diverse coteaching contexts Is timely in that an increasing number of institutions are including coteaching as part of their teacher education programs, and the research is expanding into other content areas such as mathematics


Part of the Cultural Studies of Science Education book series (CSSE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Colette Murphy, Kathryn Scantlebury
    Pages 1-7
  3. Large-Scale Studies of Coteaching

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Nancy Bacharach, Teresa Washut Heck, Kathryn Dahlberg
      Pages 35-52
  4. Theory into Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-55
    2. Christina Siry, Sonya N. Martin, Shelley Baker, Nicole Lowell, Jenna Marvin, Yushaneen Wilson
      Pages 57-78
  5. Coteaching Contexts

  6. Cogenerative Dialogues

About this book


Coteaching is two or more teachers teaching together, sharing responsibility for meeting the learning needs of students and, at the same time, learning from each other. Working as collaborators on every aspect of instruction, coteachers plan, teach and evaluate lessons together. Over the past decade, because coteaching can be highly beneficial to both students and teachers it has become an increasingly important element of science teacher education and is expanding into other content areas and educational settings. This edited book brings together ten years' work on the research and the practice of coteaching and its impact on teaching and learning, predominantly in the sciences. It includes contributions from Europe, United States and Australia and presents an doverview of theory and practice common to most studies.


Collaborator co-teaching cogenerative dialogue coteaching education learning science and mathematics education science education science teaching teacher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Colette Murphy
    • 1
  • Kathryn Scantlebury
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationQueen's University of Belfast Graduate School of EducationBelfastUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. Chemistry & BiochemistryUniversity of Delaware Dept. Chemistry & BiochemistryNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coteaching in International Contexts
  • Book Subtitle Research and Practice
  • Editors Colette Murphy
    Kathryn Scantlebury
  • Series Title Cultural Studies of Science Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Cultural Stud.Sci.Educat.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-481-3706-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3199-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-90-481-3707-7
  • Series ISSN 1879-7229
  • Series E-ISSN 1879-7237
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 403
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Learning & Instruction
    Science Education
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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