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ERIC Number: ED018816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 51
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EXPERIENCED TEACHER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, 1966-67.
CROCKETT, WALTER H.; AND OTHERS
THE MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THE EXPERIENCED-TEACHER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN AMERICAN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS--(1) BY ASSISTING SELECTED, POTENTIALLY INFLUENTIAL TEACHERS TO PURSUE FULL-TIME GRADUATE EDUCATION IN SPECIALLY PLANNED COURSES OF STUDY, AND (2) BY FOSTERING AND STRENGTHENING AN INCREASED CONCERN FOR THE TRAINING OF TEACHERS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS REPORT IS TO DESCRIBE IN DETAIL A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PROGRAM. ALL INFORMATION IS BASED ON--(1) REPORTS BY TEAMS OF EXPERIENCED EVALUATORS WHO VISITED 31 OF THE 50 PROGRAMS, AND (2) RESPONSES TO QUESTIONNAIRES ADMINISTERED TO THOSE INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM (TEACHER-STUDENTS, FACULTY MEMBERS, AND DIRECTORS). THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT--(1) REACTION TO THE PROGRAM WAS OVERWHELMINGLY FAVORABLE, (2) THERE WAS A HIGH DEGREE OF SOLIDARITY AND MORALE AMONG FELLOWS, (3) THE AMOUNT OF WORK WAS HEAVY AND INVERSELY RELATED TO EFFECTIVENESS AND SATISFACTION, (4) THERE WAS DISAGREEMENT ABOUT HOW WELL THE PROGRAMS BUILT UPON THE EXTENSIVE BACKGROUNDS OF THE FELLOWS AND ABOUT THE EXTENT OF COOPERATION AND INNOVATION IN THE PROGRAMS, AND (5) THE ROLE OF THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS. (RD)
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Authoring Institution: Consortium of Professional Associations for the Study of Special Teacher Improvement Programs.
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