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dc.contributor.authorMain, K
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:05:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:05:51Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-07-01T06:57:41Z
dc.identifier.issn1554-480X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37603
dc.description.abstractSmall learning communities are an integral feature of middle schooling practice. Across Australian education systems, the creation of small teaching 'teams' responsible for the same group of students has been a strategy frequently adopted to develop small learning communities. Recently, the formation of these teams has been identified as a critical issue for middle school reform. Successful formation of a middle school teaching team requires a commitment by administration (top-down) and team members (bottom-up) to establishing a structure and culture of teamwork. A year-long study into the formation and subsequent development of middle school teaching teams highlighted the need for schools introducing team practices to consider the cultural aspects of the wider school community that are needed to support and maintain teams over time. That is, the culture of the school should support team practices by providing such necessary supports as time and resources (i.e., training and administrative support). Along with analysis of individual semi-structured interviews, participant and observation notes, literature on evidence-led theory of organizational culture provides an understanding of the challenges of establishing a teaming culture in Australian middle schools.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15544801003611185
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom118
dc.relation.ispartofpageto129
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPedagogies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130202
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.titleJumping the hurdles: Establishing middle school teams
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMain, Katherine M.


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