ERIC Number: EJ549953
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Impact of Middle Grades' Organization on Teacher Efficacy and Environmental Perceptions.
Warren, Louis L.; Payne, Beverly D.
Journal of Educational Research, v90 n5 p301-08 May-Jun 1997
This study investigated middle school organizational patterns and their impact on teachers' efficacy and perceptions of the working environment. Analysis of survey responses by 81 eighth grade teachers indicated that teachers on interdisciplinary teams with common planning time were significantly more positive than were teachers on interdisciplinary teams without common planning time or teachers who were organized departmentally. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Decision Making, Grade 8, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools, School Organization, Self Efficacy, Student Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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