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ERIC Number: ED137906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Management Implications of Team Teaching.
Schmuck, Patricia; And Others
This project, Management Implications of Team Teaching (MITT), was created to further develop the existing knowledge about team teaching. Studies completed in the early 1970s left two important research questions unanswered: (1) Do teachers' behaviors and attitudes change after team teaching is implemented? (2) Do the changes endure over time? Launched in 1973, the project involved 38 schools from five states. The schools agreed to provide extensive data at five different times over two and one-half years. Some of these schools had installed multiunit organization (which includes team teaching), while other schools were organized in a conventional manner. It was found that the installation of a unit or team-teaching organization had significant effects--teaming of teachers occurred more frequently, communication among teachers was greater, and teacher groups were more involved in making decisions about school and classroom matters. No differences were found in teachers' attitudes about their work or careers. Further work will be done in this area. It is hoped that the information gained from this research will help educators better understand the consequences of choosing between a unit and a conventional organizational structure. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administration, Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Experimental Programs, Job Satisfaction, Multiunit Schools, Open Education, Open Plan Schools, Organization, Program Descriptions, School Organization, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teachers, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.