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ERIC Number: ED385650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Collaboration and Perceptions of Control.
Carter, Charles W.
The SHAPE program, an innovative program to help teachers collaborate and support each other, was instituted at an inner-city high school in Toledo (Ohio). This study attempted to determine whether teachers in SHAPE were experiencing an improvement in their perceptions of control over educational outcomes as a result of their SHAPE participation. Essentials of the SHAPE program were keeping groups of students and teachers together to form a community (pod), allowing all teachers a common planning period, and providing an extensive inservice program. Two pods of four teachers each participated in this case study. They were observed during their planning periods and professional development workshops. Teachers were also interviewed twice. One effect of SHAPE was a perceived increase in teacher autonomy. Teachers also felt that they had greater ability to make changes in the curriculum and greater opportunities for reflection. The greater sense of control over student learning was reflected in classroom practice. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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