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ERIC Number: ED002344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Jun
Pages: 118
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AN EVALUATION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM OF ASSISTANCE FOR NEWLY APPOINTED TEACHERS IN SPECIAL SERVICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
TEITELBAUM, DEENA
DURING 1959-60 SCHOOL YEAR, TEACHER-TRAINING CONSULTANTS IN THE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF NEW YORK CITY WERE UTILIZED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERIMENTAL ORIENTATION AND INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM, DESIGNED TO PROVIDE INTENSIVE HELP FOR NEWLY APPOINTED TEACHERS IN SELECTED SPECIAL SERVICE SCHOOLS. EACH OF THE 17 CONSULTANTS WORKED IN A CLUSTER OF THREE SCHOOLS. AN EVALUATION WAS MADE OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM IN MEETING THE NEEDS OF NEWLY APPOINTED TEACHERS AND THE SCHOOLS IN WHICH THEY SERVED. SITUATIONS IN WHICH THE SERVICES OF A TEACHING-TRAINING CONSULTANT WERE AVAILABLE WERE COMPARED WITH SITUATIONS IN WHICH NO CONSULTANT SERVICES WERE PROVIDED. THERE WERE 40 EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOLS AND 40 CONTROL SCHOOLS. THE SCHOOLS WERE PAIRED WITH RESPECT TO SIZE OF PUPIL POPULATION, THE MEAN INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT AND READING GRADE OF THE SIXTH GRADE PUPIL POPULATION AND THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE PUPIL POPULATION. EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL TEACHERS WERE SELECTED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM AND ASSIGNED TO CONSULTANTS. THEY WERE PAIRED IN RESPECT TO AGE, SEX, TRAINING, RANK ON LICENSING EXAMINATION, AND GRADE LEVEL OF ASSIGNMENT. WHILE TEACHERS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOLS RECEIVED HELP ON MORE OCCASIONS THAN DID TEACHERS IN CONTROL SCHOOLS, THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE NUMBER OF TIMES IN WHICH HELP WAS GIVEN. BOTH GROUPS OF TEACHERS REPORTED THAT GENERAL METHODOLOGY, SUBJECT MATTER, INSTRUCTION AID, PLANNING, AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT RECEIVED THE MOST ATTENTION, MORALE, PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE, AND STAFF RELATIONS RECEIVED THE LEAST ATTENTION. EXPERIMENTAL TEACHERS EXPRESSED MORE CONFIDENCE THAN DID CONTROL TEACHERS IN THEIR ABILITIES TO TEACH. PRINCIPALS REPORTED THAT EXPERIMENTAL TEACHERS SHOWED GREATER PROFESSIONAL GROWTH THAN DID CONTROL TEACHERS.
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)