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ERIC Number: ED414084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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We Gain More Than We Give: Teaming in Middle Schools.
Dickinson, Thomas S., Ed.; Erb, Thomas O., Ed.
Despite increases in the number of middle school using interdisciplinary team teaching, many are struggling to articulate a clear defense of their teaming work in light of confounding and conflicting public demands. This compilation examines teaming in middle schools--its characteristics, knowledge base, current concerns and future adaptations. The chapters are: (1) "Pushing Humpty off the Wall: Stories for a New Age of Teaming" (Dickinson), relating teaming to five significant concepts that help define the potential of teaming; (2) "Thirty Years of Attempting to Fathom Teaming" (Erb); (3) "Team Maturity: Learning to Grow Together" (White); (4) "A Case Study of the Dolphin Team" (Thomas), on the continuous learning of team members; (5) "Teaming in the Rural Middle School" (Lee); (6) "The Brief, Bright Light of the Village" (McDaniel), one principal's experience implementing the team approach; (7) "Teaming: Sharing the Experience" (Burkhardt); (8) "Starting a New Team: Advice and Best Practice" (Rogers, Bowen, and Hainline); (9) "Mature Teams at Work: Benchmarks and Obstacles" (Jones); (10) "The Art of Creative Composition: An Administrative Perspective on Interdisciplinary Teams" (Gallagher-Polite); (11) "Teams and the Affirmation of Middle Level Students' Voices: The Case of Jimmie" (Powell); (12) "Parental Perspectives" (Thompson, and others); (13) "Trends in the Utilization of Interdisciplinary Team Organization in Middle Schools" (McEwin); (14) "Interdisciplinary Team Teaching: Sampling the Literature" (Wraga); (15) "TEAM Me: A Philosophy Bigger Than Sports" (Page and Page); (16) "Research on Teaming: Insights from Selected Studies" (Strahan, Bowles, Richardson, and Hanawald); (17) "Teaming Beyond the Core Four" (Anglin); (18) "Leadership of Interdisciplinary Teams" (Kain); (19) "Teaming and Decision Making" (Pate); (20) "Teams and Curriculum" (Arnold); (21) "Whole Language on the Team" (Butler and Liner); and (22) "Inclusion and Teaming" (Walther-Thomas). Each chapter contains references. (KB)
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Leaders, Mainstreaming, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools, Parent Attitudes, Personal Narratives, School Administration, Student Attitudes, Team Teaching, Teamwork, Whole Language Approach
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH.