ERIC Number: ED470238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Description of Success: A Four-Teacher Instructional Model.
This study described a four-teacher instructional model in operation at an elementary school, noting the perceptions of fourth grade students, parents, and teachers regarding the model. The model encompassed teaming, block scheduling, departmentalization of subjects, integrated/interdisciplinary instruction, and in-depth instruction in each subject. Parent, teacher, and student surveys examined beliefs about academic teaming, parallel block scheduling, extension center, integrated/interdisciplinary instruction, and school climate. Results indicated that people other than the fourth grade teachers and school administrators considered the model to have a junior high school-like feeling. Students were positive about the model and liked the opportunity to move from class to class. Parents were generally positive and felt welcome in the schools, though some felt their concerns were not heard by the school. Teachers believed that the students' experiences were positive and that teachers created a support system for each other and had a sense of a common mission. All three groups felt that students were not completely successful in managing materials for four classrooms, students were successful academically with the four-teacher model, and students were successfully interacting with four core subjects teachers most of the time. The surveys are appended. (Contains 14 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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