ERIC Number: ED429469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
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Team Teaching a College Core Foundations Course: Instructors' and Students' Assessments.
Hinton, Samuel; Downing, Jan E.
This study examined college instructors' and students' perspectives on the effectiveness of team teaching an undergraduate educational foundations course. A course entitled "School and Society" at Eastern Kentucky University was team-taught by an African American male instructor and a Caucasian female instructor. A total of 10 male and 22 female students, all Caucasian and mainly freshmen and sophomores, completed course evaluation instruments. Specific advantages associated with team teaching included the following: particular talents of instructors were used to their fullest in their specific areas of specialization; the team benefited from reciprocal sharing and critiquing; and instructors complemented each other's method of teaching. Perceived disadvantages that could imperil the process were considered by the team prior to teaching the course and included the following: planning may be time consuming; personal clashes could deter progress; inadequate planning could degenerate into large-group instruction with "turn teaching" rather than team teaching; team members must want to participate and not be forced. Student perspectives on the team teaching of the course were highly positive. (Contains 20 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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