ERIC Number: ED351298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A System for Improving Performance of First-Year Teachers.
Carter, K. Kenneth; And Others
In 1984, the Kentucky General Assembly mandated a beginning teacher internship program that combined knowledge testing prior to a 1-year initial license for teaching and performance assessment prior to continuing licensure (determined by an internship committee with a teacher at the same school, a principal, and a teacher educator). An internship classroom observation instrument (COI) was developed to record interns' contextual, behavioral, and class study characteristics. Observation committee members record and code interns' teaching behaviors at three intervals and then send nine COIs and a final report to the Kentucky Department of Education as documentation for issuing a teaching license. To document the progress of interns during two study years, COI data were analyzed for 1989-1990. Results focus on changes occurring from the first to the third observations, examining communications, responses, questioning techniques, praise, management, and time. Continuous assessment of interns along with periodic feedback provides committee members with a chance to induct new colleagues into teaching. Over half of the interning teachers favored extended clinical experience before and after the first year of teaching. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kentucky; Performance Based Certification
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (San Antonio, TX, February 25-28, 1992).