ERIC Number: ED309551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Interdisciplinary Team Organization in the Middle Level School Practitioner's Monograph #7.
This monograph discusses the characteristics, tasks, and benefits of interdisciplinary team organization in middle schools. Characteristics include teachers who share a common group of students, a common planning period, and adjacent classroom space. Team tasks are composed of scheduling, grouping students, identifying curriculum topics and materials, developing discipline codes, and determining grading standards. The report concludes by citing the advantages of interdisciplinary team organization, which include student affective growth, integrated learning experiences, improved discipline, warmer student-teacher relationships, more flexible instruction, enhanced teacher empowerment and professionalism, and greater school spirit. (JAM)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Junior High Schools, Management Teams, Middle Schools, Participative Decision Making, Team Teaching, Teamwork
Publications, California League of Middle Schools, 1107 Ninth Street, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95814 ($4.25 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California League of Middle Schools, Sacramento.