ERIC Number: ED329508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Winning PACT: A Higher Education and School District Partnership.
Jones, Barbara J.; Schiff, Susan J.
The objective of a collaborative program entitled Professional Alternative Consortium for Teachers (PACT) is to provide significant contributions to teacher preparation and induction programs as well as to provide a professional alternative for support teachers. The PACT program is a collaboration between the Jefferson County Public Schools (Golden, Colorado) and two colleges--the University of Colorado at Denver and the Metropolitan State College. Participation in this consortium allows 13 experienced elementary teachers to be released from direct classoom teaching responsibilities in order to support/coach/advise 26 probationary elementary school teachers, called PACT classroom teachers. To assess the outcome of the program, four instruments were administered to the PACT teachers at various times during the year: (1) Stages of Concern Questionnaire; (2) taped oral interviews; (3) the Alleman Mentoring Scales Questionnaire; and (4) an End of the Year Questionnaire. The data indicated that teachers considered the PACT program to be vitally important. A description of PACT, salient features of the program, the results of the research, and the benefits to all members of the consortium are discussed in detail. Copies of the assessment instruments are included in the appendices. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Public Schools, Golden, CO.
Identifiers: Professional Alternative Consortium for Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Anaheim, CA, March 2-5, 1989).