ERIC Number: ED408668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Interdisciplinary Teams for High Schools. Fastback 416.
A learning team comprises two or more teachers of any two or more subject areas who seek to create a small, cohesive learning community. Interdisciplinary learning teams are vehicles that can empower school community members. This first part of this handbook introduces the learning team concept, discusses issues to consider in implementing learning teams, and offers 15 reasons for high schools to develop learning teams and 5 reasons why schools resist. The second part offers suggestions for getting started--identifying purposes, creating pilot programs, selecting students and recruiting teachers for the team, scheduling learning teams, changing the curriculum, beginning the year right, and sustaining the effort. One figure is included. (Contains 24 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation, Educational Environment, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, School Organization, Teacher Collaboration, Team Teaching
Phi Delta Kappa, 408 N. Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.