ERIC Number: ED326525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Teaching Internships: A Flexible Solution for Emerging Problems.
This paper differentiates between student teaching, beginning teacher induction, and internship programs by defining an intern as "an uncertified teacher on a limited contract with reduced teaching responsibilities and increased supervision and support." Recent literature dealing with induction programs is examined briefly and a model internship program in operation at New Mexico Highlands University is described. The distinguishing characteristics of the model are that it is a flexible, site-initiated program for undergraduate students and that it works in close cooperation with school districts. Internships are provided both for in-place district personnel and the university's resident undergraduate students. Factors to be considered in arranging appropriate sites include: the teaching situation; availability of mentors; orientation procedures; supervision; on-site training; and contract terms. Program benefits to interns, school districts, and state departments of education are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: New Mexico Highlands University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (15th, Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1990).