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ERIC Number: ED012716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 143
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EVALUATION OF THE INTENSIVE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM.
HARRIS, ALBERT J.; AND OTHERS
TO HELP OVERCOME AN ANTICIPATED 3,000-TEACHER SHORTAGE DURING THE SUMMER OF 1966, THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION COLLABORATED WITH THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ON AN INTENSIVE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LIBERAL ARTS GRADUATES, RECRUITED NATIONALLY. OF 2,100 SUCH PERSONS WHO ENTERED THE PROGRAM, 1,858 SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED IT, AND 1,629 ENTERED FULL-TIME TEACHING POSITIONS IN ADDITION TO ATTENDING A SPECIAL FALL SEMINAR. AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, 1,583 WERE STILL TEACHING. MALES MADE UP 57 PERCENT OF THE PARTICIPANTS, 53 PERCENT OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TRAINEES, AND TENDED TO BE YOUNGER THAN THE PARTICIPATING WOMEN. ONE-THIRD OF THE PARTICIPANTS HAD RECEIVED BACHELOR'S DEGREES BEFORE 1960, WHILE 43 PERCENT WERE NEW DEGREE HOLDERS. SEVENTY-ONE PERCENT WERE BORN IN NEW YORK CITY, AND 52 PERCENT HAD ATTENDED COLLEGE THERE. MOST TRAINEES AND INSTRUCTORS FELT THAT THE PROGRAM SHOULD INCLUDE SOME FORM OF STUDENT TEACHING. MANY TRAINEES WERE CRITICAL OF THEIR ASSIGNMENTS AND THEIR PUPILS. THEIR PRINCIPALS RATED 52 PERCENT OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 50 PERCENT OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, AND 21 PERCENT OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS AS DIFFICULT. THE PRINCIPALS RATED 72 PERCENT OF THE TRAINEES AS AVERAGE OR ABOVE AS COMPARED TO OTHER NEW TEACHERS AND 9 PERCENT OF THEM AS UNSATISFACTORY. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers: INTENSIVE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM; NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION; New York (New York)