Educational Psychology, Department of


Date of this Version

January 1999


Published in Remedial and Special Education, 20:1 (January/February 1999), pp. 36–49. Published by the Hammill Institute on Disabilities and SAGE, in association with the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association. Used by permission.


Articles on team teaching and school-based problem solving teams (SBPSTs) published in refereed journals from 1980 to 1997 were reviewed. The review was designed to (a) identify the types of published articles on team teaching and SBPSTs, (b) review articles on team teaching and SBPSTs published in refereed journals, (c) summarize the conclusions of published articles, (d) draw conclusions regarding the current research trends, and (e) present suggestions for continued research in teaming outcome research. This review begins with a characterization of team teaching and SBPSTs, fallowed by a description of the review process. Results indicate that most articles are anecdotal reports or technical guides for implementing both models. Results also suggest that research of both models lack experimental designs and generally report student-based outcomes. This review concludes with a discussion of the results and suggestions for continued research efforts.