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ERIC Number: ED020800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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TEAM TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY GRADES.
Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
INFORMATION ON THE PRACTICE OF TEAM TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY GRADES DRAWN FROM A SURVEY OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS HAVING SUCH PROBLEMS IS PRESENTED IN THIS CIRCULAR. OVER 400 SCHOOL SYSTEMS WITH ENROLLMENTS OF 12,000 AND ABOVE WERE INITIALLY SURVEYED, AND THE 169 WHICH INDICATED THEY USED SOME TEAM TEACHING WERE SENT QUESTIONNAIRES. THE PROGRAMS OF 76 OF THESE SYSTEMS WERE FELT TO MEET THE DEFINITION OF TEAM TEACHING GIVEN ON THE QUESTIONNAIRE. THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS INVOLVED WAS USUALLY A SMALL FRACTION (LESS THAN 20 PERCENT) OF THE TOTAL ENROLLMENT, AND THE PRACTICE WAS MOST FREQUENTLY USED IN THE UPPER GRADES (FIVE THROUGH EIGHT). THE MOST COMMON TEAM COMPOSITION WAS TEACHERS OF DIFFERENT SUBJECTS AT THE SAME GRADE LEVEL. THE SIZE OF CLASSES WAS OFTEN ADJUSTED ACCORDING TO THE SUBJECT TAUGHT, AND MOST OF THE SCHOOLS HAD SPECIAL BUILDING FACILITIES AVAILABLE. A LIST OF ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES CLAIMED FOR TEAM TEACHING IS QUOTED FROM A RECENT ANTHOLOGY ON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ORGANIZATION. A SUMMARY OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE DATA IS GIVEN FOR EACH OF THE 76 SYSTEMS, TOGETHER WITH SOME OF THE COMMENTS MADE BY THE RESPONDENTS. A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF 31 ITEMS IS INCLUDED, AS IS A COPY OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE USED IN THE SURVEY. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.00 FROM EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE, 1201 SIXTEENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. ORDER CIRCULAR NO. 9, 1965. (DR)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
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