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ERIC Number: ED163651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-1
Pages: 9
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Team Teaching: An Organizational Redefinition.
Sterns, Harvey N.
Although many definitions of team teaching have been proposed since its inception in 1957, none so far seems adequate in describing its complex organizational makeup. Although each team teaching plan may have unique characteristics, certain organizational elements typical of team teaching plans can be identified. A team must have a minimum of two members and a maximum of eight or nine. Team members may have the joint responsibility for student learning experiences. Student groups may be composed of 25 to 200 students. Student grouping plans may specify large-group instruction, small-group discussion, or independent activities. Students may be grouped on the basis of achievement, potential, interest, or social considerations. Small teaching teams may be structured informally on an egalitarian or collegial basis, while larger teams may be more formally structured. Teams may be composed of members with complementary talents, interests, or competencies. Teaching teams may be either interdisciplinary or unidisciplinary. Members of the team may have different levels of responsibility such as those of master teacher, intern teacher, or teacher aide. Teacher education center teams may be composed of higher educational personnel, public school personnel, interns, or student teachers. Teacher education classroom teams may be composed of student teachers or interns and classroom teachers. (Author/JM)
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Language: English
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