ERIC Number: ED425410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
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Teacher Assistance Teams: A System for Supporting Classroom Teachers in China or the United States.
Pysh, Margaret Van Dusen; Chalfant, James C.
Schools need effective systems for supporting teachers in meeting students' individual needs and responding to school-wide problems. The Teacher Assistance Team (TAT) model is a school-based problem-solving group that supports teachers by analyzing student, classroom, or school problems and creating alternative strategies for resolving those problems. Presented here are guidelines for establishing teams, operating procedures for contacting teams, preparing for meetings, conducting 30-minute team meetings, following up, and the process for training and developing teams. TAT is a cost-effective model that requires no additional staff. For 25 years schools throughout the United States have successfully implemented TAT. Research data have demonstrated its value for meeting the needs of individual students, reducing inappropriate special education referrals, and facilitating communication and collaboration among faculty and parents. Adapting the model for meeting China's universal education goals is recommended. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States