NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED010001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
STUDY OF HUMAN INTERACTION VARIABLES IN SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL TEACHER TEAMS.
BORG, WALTER R.
THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO INVESTIGATE THE VARIABLES LEADING TO THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF TEACHER TEAMS. THIS PAPER REPORTS A SURVEY OF 533 TEAM MEMBERS AND 242 PRINCIPALS FROM SCHOOLS IN WHICH TEAM TEACHING WAS EMPLOYED AND AN ASSESSMENT OF 63 TEACHERS FROM 15 TEAMS. A SURVEY OF 242 PRINCIPALS INDICATED THAT (1) A SUBSTANTIAL PERCENTAGE OF CURRENT TEAM TEACHING PROGRAMS IS EXPLORATORY, EMPLOYING ONLY ONE TEAM, (2) PLANNING IS INADEQUATE, (3) THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES ARE FLEXIBLE CLASS SIZE, ABILITY GROUPING, AND INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION, (4) THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEM OF ADAPTING AVAILABLE SPACE TO TEAM TEACHING IS DIFFICULT, AND (5) LARGE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS WORK WITH TEAM LEADERS, WHILE SMALL SCHOOL PRINCIPALS WORK WITH THE ENTIRE TEAM. A SURVEY OF 533 TEACHERS INDICATED THAT (1) THE MAJORITY OF TEAMS WORK WITH PUPILS AT A SINGLE GRADE LEVEL, USUALLY ELEMENTARY, (2) TEACHER SPECIALIZATION IN TEACHING AND PREPARATION OF CURRICULAR MATERIALS IS THE USUAL PATTERN, AND (3) THE MORE PREDOMINANT STRUCTURE HAS NO OFFICIAL LEADER OR LITTLE OR NO ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY. PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS SURVEYED REPORTED THAT THE TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS NEEDED FOR TEAM TEACHING ARE FLEXIBILITY, ABILITY TO COOPERATE AND WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHER ADULTS, ORGANIZATIONAL SKILL, CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS, AND ABILITY TO ACCEPT CONVENTIONAL CRITICISM. THE ASSESSMENT OF THE 63 TEACHERS OF 15 TEAMS INDICATED THAT THE MORE EFFECTIVE TEACHERS PARTICIPATE IN PLANNING SESSIONS, AND THESE TEACHERS SCORED HIGHER ON A PEER RATING-RANKING INTERVIEW. (GC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.
Identifiers: UTAH; Utah (Logan)