Marilyn Friend, author and 2011 president of the Council for Exceptional Children, offers her thoughts on the increasingly popular strategy of co-teaching for educating students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Friend says educators in co-teaching partnerships should bring separate but complementary expertise to their roles, and work to establish parity in the classroom. Friend also advocates for more pre-service training on co-teaching and an increased focus on collaboration between special- and general-education teachers as part of federal-education policies.

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