ERIC Number: ED051087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Program "Supportive Training for Inexperienced and New Teachers" (STINT) in New York City Schools.
Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.
The STINT Teacher Training Program is designed to provide crucial support for new and inexperienced teachers in urban schools using skilled and experienced teachers who are given 100 percent released time to work with the participants on a ratio of approximately one to nine. The program is concentrated in the ghetto areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. There are six major goals: 1) to provide a variety of supportive services; 2) to develop greater teacher competence; 3) to decrease staff turnover; 4) to help teachers develop a more effective methodology; 5) to provide an improved learning situation; and 6) to develop a more sensitive and high-developed response to urban ghetto classroom situations. Data collected from teachers in the program were compared with data from non-participants in similar situations. The results showed that on measures reflecting job satisfaction STINT teachers were clearly superior to their non-STINT counterparts. However, this superiority was not found on measures reflecting skill development. It was felt that one year did not give sufficient time to achieve both goals, and consequently further studies of both groups were recommended. The unpublished instruments used in the evaluation are included in the document. (MBM)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Urban Education.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY.