Date of Award

12-16-1991

Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

First Advisor

Nancy Nagel

Abstract

The history of teacher interaction has been that of individuals working in isolation. Researchers have found that lack of a technical culture, isolation and the cellular structure of many schools are the main contributing factors for teacher isolation. The purpose of this project was to explore how collegiality can enhance teacher interaction and to observe/analyze activities that a suburban elementary school engaged in to promote colegiality. The findings indicated that further research is needed to _ determine if collegiality does enhance teacher interaction, if it contributes to the length of a teaching career and what effect collegiality has on teacher accountability.

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