Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Educational Leadership


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.


A Field Project Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist of Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Candas K. Marsicek, 1988-98