The United States educational department has changed dramatically, yet urban high schools have remained much the same, and efforts to launch wholesale changes can be daunting if not imposed effectively. The current qualitative case study reviewed the implementation of interdisciplinary teaming at an urban high school in the Midwest. The intent was to explore factors critical or inhibiting to the success of interdisciplinary implementation. Semi-structured interviews were used to explore the views of individuals directly involved in the implementation procedure. Suggestions were made for specific actions leaders could take to ensure maximum effectiveness when implementing the interdisciplinary teaming process in similar urban area school. Through triangulation and suggested directives from Moustakas (1994) modification of the van Kaam method three emergent themes were identified: (a) unwillingness to participate, (b) lack of defined mission, goals, and understanding of objectives, and (c) a lack of preparation.
|School:||University of Phoenix|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-A 71/03, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational leadership, Education Policy, Secondary education|
|Keywords:||High school, Interdisciplinary teaming, Secondary school culture, Urban education|
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