ERIC Number: ED362548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Levers on School Quality in Chapter 1: The Chapter 1 Teaching Force.
Gamse, Beth; Moss, Marc
Using data from a national study of Chapter 1 implementation, this study describes the Chapter 1 teaching force. Over the 1991-92 school year, surveys were completed by a nationally representative sample of Chapter 1 teachers and aides, and regular classroom teachers in elementary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools. This study focuses on the elementary school level. Chapter 1 services are provided by teachers and aides. Chapter 1 aides have an average of 8 years of instructional experience, while teachers have an average of 17 years of experience. Chapter 1 teachers are more likely to have a master's degree than are their regular classroom colleagues. Most instructional staff report having some inservice or professional development over the preceding year. Regular and Chapter 1 teachers had similar amounts of staff development training, while aides had somewhat less. Describing the various domains of experience, education, and certification does not, of itself, describe the quality of the services provided, but it does result in a better understanding of the range of Chapter 1 services. Six figures illustrate teacher characteristics and background. (SLD)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Quality, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, National Programs, Professional Development, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Aides, Teacher Background, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics
Abt Associates Inc., 55 Wheeler Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).