ERIC Number: ED023632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Micro Team Teaching.
Altman, Burton E.
A micro team teaching project was designed to give student teachers an increased responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating an instructional program; to provide classroom teachers who had not previously taught in a teaching team with the opportunity to learn about the dynamics of team teaching through organizing teams of their own; to enable school systems to try team teaching without reorganizing an entire school; and to provide professors of education with first-hand experience in examining the dynamics of team teaching. The plan (identified as "micro" because it took place in a self-contained classroom) provided for two teams of two student teachers and one experienced teacher each; each team was responsible for developing a cooperative organization for planning, carrying out, and evaluating an instructional program for a group of 25 or 30 fourth graders. Bi-weekly seminars and field trips were also part of the project's structure. The project was replicated the following semester. In this pilot study, no provisions were made for an experimental research design. Rather, a series of observations were made describing what took place among the undergraduates, faculty members, public school personnel, and school children involved. Inferences were made about changes in attitude and behavior of teachers. (Included are six pages of observations and recommendations.) (Author/JS)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Educational Experiments, Elementary School Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Innovation, Microteaching, Observation, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Team Teaching
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Univ., La Crosse.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., La Crosse.