It is very easy to come by reports in support of almost any new practice in education. Teachers would rather report favorable results and journals would rather print them. It was the many published reports enumerating the advantages of team teaching that first interested us in a team teaching experiment. At the time we started in 1964, we summarized 141 publications with team teaching in their titles. There are only a limited number of advantages and disadvantages that can be hypothesized for any particular practice. It was not surprising, therefore, to find that recent reports tend to merely reassemble what has been said before, usually with slightly different emphases. Since our study, over 500 titles have been listed under team teaching in the Education Index. Most of these are theoretical discussions of pure opinion.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
© Copyright 1972 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Joslin, Paul; Montean, John; and Schmitt, John
"A Comparison of the Effects of a Team Approach and a Conventional Approach on Achievement in High School Biology,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol9/iss2/8