Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
The trend toward interdisciplinary teaching teams in middle school has helped to meet many needs of the student population and the staff in these schools. The teaching teams develop a collegiality that helps to eliminate the sense of isolation that teachers experience (Rosenholtz, 1989). Unfortunately in some middle schools some teachers' assignments are outside this team structure. Thus the isolation may create a perceived difference in climate relating to teachers' involvement and interaction, sense of belonging or affiliation, and shared goals.
Marsicek, Candas K., "Increasing Collegiality of Non-Team Teachers in a Team-Structured School: A Field Project" (1989). Student Work. 2292.