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ERIC Number: EJ825016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Academic Teams Promote Cross-Curricular Applications that Improve Learning Outcomes
Reed, Deborah K.; Groth, Cori
Middle School Journal (J3), v40 n3 p12-19 Jan 2009
The middle school team project described in this article was part of a larger district initiative, started in 2001 by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) to create a systemic model of school improvement for increasing student achievement in low-performing schools. Academic teams were established as the conduit for ensuring that the district planning and improvement efforts changed teacher practices. The focus of this article is the middle school team activities that occurred during the 2004-2005 school year, the final year for external facilitation and reform assessment. The authors were involved in two capacities: (a) as the external facilitators leading the cross-curricular academic teams and (b) external evaluators. This study provides further evidence that structured use of cross-curricular academic teams can lead to improved integration of subject matter and to deeper understanding of content and pedagogy related to state standards. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A