Committing, engaging and negotiating : Teachers’ stories about creating shared spaces for co-teaching
Rytivaara, A., Pulkkinen, J., & Bruin, C. L. d. (2019). Committing, engaging and negotiating : Teachers’ stories about creating shared spaces for co-teaching. Teaching and Teacher Education, 83, 225-235. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2019.04.013
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The study examined teachers’ stories on developing co-teaching partnerships. The narratives of three two-teacher teams were used to illustrate joint professional landscapes. The teams narrated the development process as one in which commitment, engagement and negotiation were the key elements in shaping their professional landscapes. The findings indicate wide variation in the role of shared understanding and related engagement in co-constructing co-teaching practices.