Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1990

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

David N. Shorr

Second Committee Member

Timothy W. Young

Third Committee Member

Randy Wallace


The practice of job sharing, in which two teachers share the responsibilities of one teacher, is described. A comprehensive review of related literature is presented. Perceptions of those directly affected by the practice in one school district were gathered through 70 structured interviews with elementary principals, job sharing teachers, full-time teacher colleagues, students in job sharing classrooms, and parents. The study reveals predominantly positive reactions to the practice, and supports continuation of job sharing as an employment option for teachers.