ERIC Number: ED055029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of P.R.O.B.E. A Program for the Recruitment of Beginning Educators. Part I, Part II, Part III.
The major objective of PROBE is to provide the beginning teacher with the support, assistance, and training needed for success during the initial stages of a career in teaching. The program--in the Model School Division--provides a 2-week period of intensive training and orientation prior to the opening of school, continuing individual support and assistance throughout the year, and three 1-day released-time workshops during November, December, and January. The content of the program consists of human relations skills, methods of teaching reading and diagnosing reading difficulties, and resource use. Each stage of the program was evaluated by the three-member staff and 35 participants on its success in these areas. The results of the evaluation questionnaires indicated that the program was largely successful in attaining its objectives. Suggestions for improvement included lengthening the program, providing more direct contact with children, and expanding the program to include all new teachers. A problem noted in participants' reactions was that although all the teachers were new to the Model Schools Division, some had had previous teaching experience and thus had different concerns and interests than the beginning teachers. (The report includes copies of the evaluation questionnaires used and tables of responses to each item.) (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Model School Div.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Education Professions Development Act