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ERIC Number: EJ812445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0887-8730
A Case for Content Specialists as the Elementary Classroom Teacher
Gerretson, Helen; Bosnick, Janet; Schofield, Kathleen
Teacher Educator, v43 n4 p302-314 Oct 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with the growing use of teacher specialists in the elementary schools, particularly in the area of mathematics. The elementary school principals of a large metropolitan school district located in northeastern Florida responded to an online survey that focused on the type of specialist model in use, why the decision was made to use alternative models, the grade levels and content areas of the modified specialist model teaching teams, and criteria for team members. This article describes aspects of why elementary schools changed from a traditional generalist model to a modified specialist model based on the team teaching approach and discusses the inherent benefits and problems. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test