ERIC Number: ED338558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Induction of 300 First-Year Teachers and Their Mentors, 1989-1990.
Houston, W. Robert; And Others
This document is a compilation of 11 separate reports on the Houston Independent School District (Texas) support program, 1989-90, which paired over 300 first-year teachers with mentors who usually taught the same subject or grade level, were assigned to the same school, were experienced, agreed to work with beginning teachers, and were paid a stipend. The 11 technical reports are derived from studies of the perceptions of the program participants in October 1989, after they had taught for 2 months, and again in April 1990, after they had taught for 8 months. The following reports are included: (1) "Teacher Conservation Project Houston Independent School District 1989-1990"; (2) "Perceptions of First-Year Teachers of the Assistance Provided by Experienced Support Teachers"; (3)"Perceptions of Experienced Support Teachers of the Assistance Provided to First-Year Teachers"; (4) "Interviews with First-Year Teachers and Their Experienced Support Teachers"; (5) "Effects of Experienced Support Teacher Assistance on First-Year Teacher Confidence, Satisfaction, and Plans To Continue Teaching; (6) "Perceptions of Certified Elementary Teachers and Alternatively Certified Teachers"; (7) "Designing Effective Induction Programs"; (8) "Perceptions of First-Year Teachers of the Assistance Provided by Experienced Support Teachers after 8 Months of School"; (9) "Perceptions of Experienced Support Teachers at the End of 8 Months of School of Their Assistance to First-Year Teachers"; (10) "Effects of Experienced Support Teacher Assistance after 8 Months of School on First-Year Teacher Confidence, Satisfaction, and Plans To Continue Teaching; and (11) "Perceptions of Certified Elementary Teachers and Alternatively Certified Teachers after Teaching 8 Months." (JD)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Mentors, Peer Relationship, Program Attitudes, Program Design, Role Perception, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Houston Independent School District, TX.; Houston Univ., TX.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Houston Independent School District TX; Houston Teacher Conservation Project TX