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ERIC Number: ED024651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Teacher Internship Programs in NCA Institutions.
Dyer, Prudence
North Central Association Quarterly, v43 n2 p229-33 Fall 1968
The Subcommittee on Student Teaching of the North Central Association (NCA) Commission on Research and Service sent questionnaires to every NCA-member higher institution, exclusive of junior colleges, asking whether the institution had a teacher internship program and, if so, to provide information about the program. More than 90 percent of the institutions responded to the questionnaire. It was found that about 15 percent of the responding institutions provide an internship. The majority of these institutions plan enlargement of their internship programs to involve all their education students. The institutions estimated that during the 1967-68 academic year 1,422 students would serve as interns in secondary schools; this could affect approximately 150,000 North Central high school students. Also, it was found that internship programs are organized in a variety of ways, compensation for the intern varies from a salary equal to that of a beginning teacher to none, the intern has a reduced load and more supervision than the regular teacher, and usually the master teachers provide supervision of interns in the schools in addition to maintaining regular class loads. Questions arising from this study involve consideration of (1) the use of intern-teachers, (2) supervisory practices, (3) the schools, (4) the teacher education institutions, (5) school-university cooperation, and (6) the funding and future of internship programs. The development of guidelines for the internship experience by the NCA Commission on Secondary Schools is recommended. (SG)
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