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ERIC Number: ED002304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Pages: 1
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DESIGNS FOR TEAM TEACHING IN ENGLISH.
ELKINS, WILLIAM R.; STEVENS, MARTIN
A TEAM-TEACHING EXPERIMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH AND OBSERVATIONS IN THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY PLANNERS WERE PRESENTED. ALSO PROMOTION OF MORE EFFECTIVE ABILITY GROUPING AND THE IMPROVEMENT AND ECONOMIZING OF INSTRUCTION WERE EXPLORED. THE CLASSES IN THE STUDY WERE A JUNIOR AND A SENIOR ENGLISH CLASS. EACH HAD 80 STUDENTS, AND EACH WAS COMPOSED OF ONE CLASS OF ADVANCED STUDENTS AND TWO CLASSES OF AVERAGE STUDENTS. OUT OF NECESSITY, 20 LOW-ABILITY STUDENTS WERE PLACED IN THE SENIOR GROUP. PERSONNEL INCLUDED A CONSULTANT AND A TEAM LEADER FROM THE STATE UNIVERSITY, TWO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS, A CLERK, AND THREE PRACTICE TEACHERS. FOUR MAJOR PLANS WERE DEVISED FOR TRIAL. CLASSROOM ROTATION ENABLED EACH TEACHER TO KNOW EACH STUDENT. PAPERS WERE DISTRIBUTED RANDOMLY TO TEACHERS FOR GRADING, DISCUSSION AMONG TEACHERS ENABLED THE GRADING SYSTEM TO BE STANDARDIZED. UNIT ROTATION ENABLED UTILIZATION OF STAFF POTENTIAL, EACH TEACHER CONCENTRATED ON ONE AREA OF INTEREST AND TAUGHT THE SAME MATERIAL TO THREE DIFFERENT 1-HOUR CLASSES. IN THE LABORATORY ROTATION PLAN, EACH CLASS WAS DIVIDED INTO A GROUP OF 50 WHO RECEIVED ENRICHMENT MATERIAL AND THREE GROUPS OF 10 COMPOSED OF POORER WRITERS WHO RECEIVED REMEDIAL WORK. ONE SENIOR SEMINAR WAS FOR THE MOST ADVANCED STUDENTS. TEACHERS OPERATED ON A SCHEDULE WHICH ALLOWED TIME FOR ANALYTICAL OBSERVATION AND FOR SUPERVISION OF PRACTICE TEACHERS. THE LEAD-LECTURE PLAN USED LARGE GROUP LECTURES WHICH SERVED AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR SMALL DISCUSSION GROUPS ARRANGED ACCORDING TO ABILITY. THE LEAD-LECTURE PLAN WAS CONSIDERED THE BEST AND THE LABORATORY PLAN SECOND. TEAM TEACHING WAS PROVED TO BE AN INSTRUMENT WHICH PROVIDES FOR SUITABLE LEVELS OF TEACHING WITHIN A SPECIALITY. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "ENGLISH JOURNAL," VOLUME 53, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1964.
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Identifiers: KENTUCKY; Kentucky (Louisville)