Multiprofessional collaboration in teaching practices in all-day-schools in Switzerland

Schüpbach, Marianne; Jutzi, Michelle (31 August 2013). Multiprofessional collaboration in teaching practices in all-day-schools in Switzerland (Unpublished). In: EARLI-Kongress (15th Biennial Conference). Munich Germany. 27.08.-31.8.2013.

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Multiprofessional collaboration in settings of extended education has been an important research topic in the past 40 years and has been discussed as a means to improve educational achievement, foster professional development, and support teachers in their everyday work. Several recent studies in multiprofessional settings found that collaboration practices often remain on a student-centered, time-limited, and superficial level of exchange, whereas higher forms of collaboration are very rare (Dizinger, Fussangel, Kasper, 2011). Furthermore there exists an obvious research gap on collaboration in Swiss all-day schools (Jutzi&Thomann, 2012). In this study we analyzed practices of multiprofessional collaboration in school-based and community-based extracurricular activities of all-day schools in Switzerland. The aim of this qualitative study of 10 all-day schools was to answer the following questions: (a) What forms of collaboration (informal/formal) are used between the different professionals? and (b) Are there different types of all-day schools with regard to distinctive and consistent types of collaboration? We conducted 18 problem-centered interviews (with the principals/heads of the all-day schools) and 10 focus group discussions (teams). In the process of data evaluation, we applied the method of qualitative content analysis. The results show that multiprofessional collabo ration is taking place in all of the all-day schools examined in the study. However, the collaborative practices differ in their level of intensity, design, and purpose.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > School and Teaching Research

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Schüpbach, Marianne and Jutzi, Michelle


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
000 Computer science, knowledge & systems




Marianne Schüpbach

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16 Sep 2014 08:36

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17 Sep 2014 09:44


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