ERIC Number: ED343866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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The Collaborative Role of Higher Education in the Mentor Teacher-Internship Program in New York State.
Ware, Ralph H.
The New York State Mentor Teacher-Internship Program (MTIP) was established by law in 1986 to provide formative peer guidance and assistance to first-year teachers. This paper provides a summary of the state regulations on mentor programs; presents an overview of a 1986-1987 report on MTIP; and reports on three surveys of colleges and universities with teacher certification programs (January 1989, December 1989, and November 1991). The 1991 survey is reported in greater detail. Data in the 1991 survey were collected from respondents (N=43) on: (1) the level of individual and institutional involvement at the higher education level with any mentor teacher-internship programs in any state elementary and/or secondary school; (2) types of services offered (e.g., program development, training of mentors, subject area workshops); (3) workshops, seminars, and/or courses in mentoring; (4) skills taught in courses offered; and (5) additional initiatives to help beginning teachers. The review of these investigations suggests several areas for attention: all parties need to focus on the benefit of collaboration; the New York State Department of Education needs to acknowledge the crucial role of institutions of higher learning; criteria for the continuing assistance of teachers in their professional development must be agreed upon; and state funding needs to be settled. Attachments include: regulations related to state certification requirements for secondary teachers; a list of colleges and universities responding to the 1991 survey; and a copy of the 1991 survey instrument. (IAH)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors, School Role, Schools of Education, State Legislation, State Programs, Surveys, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Curriculum
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: New York; New York State Mentor Teacher Internship Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (72nd, Orlando, FL, February 15-19, 1992).