ERIC Number: ED104834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
What Research Says to the Teacher. Team Teaching.
Davis, Jean E.
Team teaching involves individualized instruction and flexibility in structural and instructional organization, as well as continuous evaluation of students and instructional procedures. By sharing responsibility for instruction, each teacher can function primarily in areas of strength and expertise. It thus becomes more possible to achieve the goal of individualized instruction, although not necessarily on a one-to-one basis. Team teaching offers several options--large or small group instruction, independent study--which can be chosen for the purposes each can best fulfill. For a team teaching venture to produce the best results, it is necessary for teachers to understand the philosophy underlying practice. They must then establish educational objectives for their students and determine the means necessary to best accomplish these objectives. Planning must include provision for adequate record keeping so teachers can fulfill their responsibilities for reporting to parents and the school administration. The concept of team teaching has potential for meeting the current demand for educational effectiveness in the classroom because of its philosophy, formulation of objectives, organizational factors, interpersonal and professional considerations, and numerous benefits for students. (An annotated bibliography on team teaching, prepared by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, is appended.) (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teachers, Team Teaching
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.