ERIC Number: ED043562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Tapping Human Resources of the Community for Schools. Applying Partnerships to Teaching.
Hartford Coll., CT.; Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.; Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Over a 6-month period, a four-man team from the University evaluated the first year of Project APT (Applying Partnerships to Teaching) sponsored by the Hartford College Counseling Center (HCCC). Objectives of Project APT were 1) to find and develop a new source of locally available, quality teaching talent by recruiting, counseling, and placing mature, college-graduated women for continuing part-time teaching positions in the greater Hartford area, and 2) to carry out on a full scale and with real impact the pilot program in partnership teaching now in its demonstration phase aimed at developing two kinds of part-time teaching: partnership teaching in which two part-time teachers fill one full-time job and regular part-time teaching assignments. Evaluation consisted of meetings with project directors; questionnaires distributed to all teacher participants in the program, a sample of teacher colleagues of partnership teachers, and a sample of parents; and interviews with all part-time teachers, principals, partnership teachers, and a sample of children. The overall conclusion was that Project APT is a successful, important program which should be continued. (Included are recommendations to HCCC; description of the partnership arrangements; counseling, pre- and in-service training, and attitudes of participants; profile of partnership teachers; and questionnaires.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hartford Coll., CT.; Connecticut Univ., Storrs. School of Education.; Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Hartford; Project APT