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ERIC Number: ED002200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Nov
Pages: 7
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TEAM TEACHING HAS MANY FORMS.
DIESMAN, FLORENCE M.
COMMENTS ARE MADE ON VARIOUS FORMS OF TEAM TEACHING. AT FERRIS HIGH SCHOOL, SPOKANE, A TEAM OF FOUR INSTRUCTORS TAUGHT ENGLISH TO 526 SOPHOMORES, IN LECTURE GROUPS OF ABOUT 250 EACH. THE DAY WAS DIVIDED INTO 26 15-MINUTE MODULES. CLASS LECTURES, SEMINARS, STUDY PERIODS, LABORATORIES WERE ALL COMPOSED OF VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF THESE MODULES. LECTURES USUALLY LASTED 45 MINUTES, DISCUSSIONS 30 MINUTES. EVERY STUDENT HAD A 45-MINUTE WRITING LAB EACH WEEK. SEMINARS GROUPED 14-19 STUDENTS AROUND A TABLE IN A ROOM ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR SMALL GROUPS. STUDENT GROUPING WAS HOMOGENEOUS, BASED ON TEST DATA, PREVIOUS ACHIEVEMENT, AND TEACHER RECOMMENDATION. A STUDENT WAS MOVED TO ANOTHER MODULE WHEN HIS WORK IMPROVED OR THE TEACHER DECIDED HE WOULD BENEFIT MORE FROM ANOTHER SEMINAR SESSION. THE PURPOSE OF THE SEMINAR WAS TO APPLY THE MATERIALS DISCUSSED IN THE LECTURE AND TO PLAN THE STUDENT'S NEXT WRITING ASSIGNMENTS. WORLD HISTORY, GEOMETRY, AND ENGLISH WERE ALL PRESENTED BY THE TEAM TEACHING METHOD, LECTURES, SEMINARS, STUDY SESSIONS, OR LIBRARY WORK. NO BELLS WERE RUNG, TEACHERS DISMISSED STUDENTS AT THE END OF THEIR MODULE. THE BROOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL IN COLORADO WAS CONSTRUCTED FOR THE MODULATED PROGRAM. THE LARGEST LECTURE GROUP CONTAINED MORE THAN 150 STUDENTS, WITH A 1 HOUR 15 MINUTE MODULE SCHEDULED FOR SCIENCE. SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR TEAM TEACHING WERE AT LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL IN COLORADO. EACH ROOM WAS A TRIAD AND WAS USED AS ONE ROOM OR THREE BY PULLING DIVIDERS. A "PROGRAM BY CHOICE" AT ARVADA WEST HIGH SCHOOL IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO, WAS PLANNED TO ACCOMODATE THE VARIOUS ABILITIES AND INTERESTS OF 800 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. TWELVE UPGRADED ENGLISH COURSES WERE OFFERED, EACH LASTING 9 WEEKS. THE CHIEF VALUE OF TEAM WORK IS THAT TEACHERS PLAN TOGETHER, FORMULATE SPECIFIC GOALS, SHARE ACHIEVEMENTS, AND EVALUATE SUCCESSES OR FAILURES. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "ENGLISH JOURNAL" VOLUME 53, NUMBER 8, NOVEMBER 1964.
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Identifiers: PULLMAN; WASHINGTON