Introducing Co-Teaching to Teachers of Arabic in a UAE School Term Paper by Mr Educator

Introducing Co-Teaching to Teachers of Arabic in a UAE School
A look at how the author used reflective practice action research in introducing a co-teaching scheme to an Middle East school.
# 147364 | 2,566 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 | GB
Published on Mar 27, 2011 in Education (Development Studies) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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The author of this paper demonstrates his reflective practice in the role as a teacher advisor, providing professional development for teachers in a government school in the UAE. The paper sets the background and describes parts of an ongoing action research project, introducing co-teaching methodology, noting how his self reflective practice aids in making this work as effective as possible.

Analysis of co-teaching models
Strategies of action research
Peer Observation
Reflective Journal
Findings & analysis
Feedback from stakeholders
Conclusions & recommendations

From the Paper:

''Upon learning this I was very disheartened and felt a little overwhelmed and had subtle doubts about my ability to cope with this. I have never encountered an education system so far removed from models that I have previously worked with nor a body of teachers with an educational philosophy so far removed from my own. I had been warned to quickly establish warm professional and personal relationships. Without this I was told, I would not be able to motivate any teacher to move their position.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carless, D. (2002). The deployment of native-speakers in state school systems. Hong Kong. Hong Kong Institute of Education:
  • Cook, L., & Friend, M. (1996). Co-teaching: Guidelines for creating effective practices. In Meyen, E., Vergason, G., & Whelan, R. Strategies for teaching exceptional children in inclusive settings. Denver, CO: Love Publishing.
  • Harris, A. (1998). Effective teaching: A review of the literature. School Leadership & Management, London. Volume 18, Number 2, 1 May 1998 , pp. 169-183(15)
  • Hopkins, C. D., & Antes, R.L. (1990). Educational research: A structure for inquiry. 3rd Ed. Itasca, IL: F.E. Peacock.
  • Horwich, J. (1999). Cracks widen in team teaching of English. Asahi Evening News, 24 October 1999: Life Section.

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