ERIC Number: ED036429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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How to Plan and Organize Team Teaching in Elementary School Science.
York, L. Jean
It is suggested that since no one teacher can have complete knowledge of science and its separate disciplines, nor of science as a method, team teaching is an innovative approach that may offer at least a partial solution to the problems of teaching science. Team teaching can be practiced in either self-contained or departmentalized classrooms, whether grouping is homogeneous or heterogeneous. The basic prerequisite for the successful initiation of team teaching is not classroom organization, but a realization by the teachers that the present program is not the best possible. A teaching team may consist of a variety of personnel, from teachers' aides to the professional science teacher, who usually has primary responsibility for organizing and implementing instruction. The particular specialization of each member of the team must be taken into account in planning and utilized in instruction. The author believes that teachers and students both benefit from team teaching. (BR)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary School Science, Instruction, Program Development, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20036 (Stock No. 471-14594, $0.35)
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Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.