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ERIC Number: ED230552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The New Florida Beginning Teacher Program.
Shea, Joseph
Applicants for a teaching certificate in Florida must complete a year-long internship and demonstrate mastery of twenty-four selected competencies. To accomplish this goal, a building-level support team system has been developed. Three members comprise the team: a peer-teacher, a building-level administrator, and at least one other professional educator. A key feature of the program is reliance upon a written plan, developed by the beginning teacher with the support team, which serves as a guide for professional development and demonstration of mastery of the minimum essential competencies. An observation/conference procedure is used to document the teacher's progress and verify whether or not the teacher's performance is satisfactory. All members of the support team carry out at least two formative evaluations and observations, which provide the beginning teacher with feedback on strengths and weaknesses in classroom performance. Upon completion of the program, a statement is issued giving the support team's recommendation on granting or witholding certification. A review and appeal procedure is available in cases where certification is not recommended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida