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dc.contributor.advisorPelttari, Carole
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Linsay L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:57:42Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:57:42Z
dc.date.issued5/15/2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5758
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this qualitative case study was to answer the question, which instructional model, self-contained or departmentalized, do fourth grade teachers believe is more beneficial to use in a rural elementary school? I used purposeful sampling to select only the teachers who have taught in both the traditional self-contained and the departmentalized instructional models at the school district where the teachers work. Through the use of a survey, interviews, and a focus group, the two fourth grade teachers expressed their opinions on the advantages and drawbacks of both classroom designs. The main conclusion of this study is while there are pros and cons to both instructional models; overall the departmentalized instructional model is preferred. Departmentalization allows teachers to become experts in one or two subject areas, while encouraging communication and collaboration between teachers. In the departmentalized environment teachers and students become a community of learners. There still needs to be further research done on departmentalization to determine how realistic it is as an alternative reform option.
dc.subjectDepartmentalization
dc.subjectSelf-Contained
dc.subjectInstructional Model
dc.subjectTraditional Setting
dc.subjectContent Specialist
dc.subjectElementary
dc.subjectFourth Grade
dc.titleTeachers’ Perspectives on Self-contained and Departmentalized Instructional Models
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:57:42Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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