Interdisciplinary team teaching and feelings of teacher efficacy : a reflective case study of one middle school team experience, or, The joy of teaching in teams

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Evans, Sandra Joan
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2002
This project examines my team teaching experience and my own feelings of teacher efficacy, as well as those of my team, in a formal and comprehensive way. It is a reflective, narrative case study account of my team's increased feelings of job satisfaction and feelings of effectiveness as educators as we engaged in interdisciplinary team teaching. It tells of the reason for the formation of our team as an attempt to better meet the learning needs of integrated occupational students in a regular grade seven classroom. While engaged in the process of preparing formal presentations to help others understand what we were doing, we came to a realization that the engagement in interdisciplinary team teaching had a tremendous affect on us as teachers, most especially in our feelings of teacher effectiveness. This work examines the feelings, accounts and stories of the teachers involved in our interdisciplinary teaching team and connects them with the accounts related in the literature. It is hoped that others will come to see the benefits of this type of educational setting as a way to help increase their own feelings of job satisfaction.
vii, 77 leaves ; 29 cm. --
Teaching teams