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ERIC Number: EJ950472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Creating a Family-Like Ninth-Grade Environment through Interdisciplinary Teaming
Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.
Urban Education, v47 n1 p32-64 Jan 2012
This qualitative multisite case study examined how three high schools within one large urban district supported ninth-grade students' needs through interdisciplinary teaming. Data collected during the 2006-2007 school year included observations, interviews, and archival evidence of 67 participants. Findings suggest teacher communication as a result of teaming may provide the teacher support and individualized student attention necessary to foster a family-like ninth-grade environment that meets student and teacher needs. School personnel reported more benefits of teaming for teachers and students than students did. Issues with implementation limited how well teaming was able to meet student needs. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A