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Miranda, Wilma

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

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Department of Leadership and Educational Policy Studies


Education; Elementary--Illinois--Plano; Education; Cooperative--Illinois--Plano


The purpose of this study was to provide Information regarding the use of cooperative learning at Centennial School in Plano, Illinois. Centennial School is an elementary, K-6 building with approximately 240 students. It will also show whether or not the teachers follow the Johnson 8. Johnson Theoretical Model, as well as, look for any indications that the model should be restructured and/or improved. Eight teachers were interviewed and asked a series of questions regarding their use of the Johnson and Johnson Model of Cooperative Learning. One administrator was also interviewed and asked pertinent questions about the use of cooperative learning in his school. Their responses were then summarized and reported in tables, and then compared to the structure of the theoretical model. Current literature was reviewed prior to interviewing the subjects. The use of the Johnson 8. Johnson Model varied depending on the teacher and subjects taught. The model itself, however, appears well constructed and very useful as a teaching method in the classroom.


Includes bibliographical references (pages [39]-42)


v, 58 pages




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