ERIC Number: ED413611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Team Teaching of English Integrated with Content Area Courses. FISPE Final Evaluation Report 1992-1995.
Messina, Susan; Simas, Robert J.; White, Diane
Solano Community College (California) developed interdisciplinary, team-taught classes. The program included three classroom components administered in each of the six semesters to both program-supported integrated classes and to content area control class sections: a standardized reading test, an essay writing test, and a student survey. Subjects were 147 students enrolled in English 1, history, biology, social science, political science, and nutrition classes. In addition, summative fill and retention data were gathered to compare the program sections with all other sections of the same course, and a follow-up study surveyed students who completed the program's integrated classes. Results indicated that the essay writing evaluation produced some evidence for the success of the pedagogical method, but the reading evaluation did not reveal substantive changes in students' abilities. Although no formal mechanism was used to evaluate it, a "tremendously positive" collegiality developed among the faculty involved in the program. (Contains four tables of data; appendixes contain pre- and post-essay topics, essay scoring rubrics, sample student survey forms, sample follow-up survey forms, and an evaluation activities summary.) (RS)
Descriptors: Biology, College English, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, English Instruction, History Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nutrition, Political Science, Questionnaires, Reading Improvement, Social Sciences, Team Teaching, Two Year Colleges, Writing Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Solano Community Coll., Suisun City, CA.