ERIC Number: ED045564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Program To Strengthen the Skills, Understandings, and Professional Commitment of New Teachers to Work with Poverty Stricken Mexican-American Pupils in South Texas Schools. Director's Report.
Dooley, Harold R.
A program is described which was designed to assist the orientation of new teachers, develop their sense of job gratification, and encourage them to continue to teach in Rio Grande border school systems. The three major phases of the project are considered, one in 1968-69 involving 357 new teachers in small group discussions and training sessions throughout the school year, one in the summer of 1969 involving 29 teachers in a student teaching program, and one in 1969-70 involving 29 summer scholars in monthly discussion-training meetings and resulting in the development of the "Handbook for New Teachers" which forms part of the document. The project alerted many administrators to the problems of beginning teachers in the Valley, and also opened communication channels for new teachers. The document also includes a survey report of the 1968-69 school term consultant meetings, with questionnaire results and comments, details of the evaluation activities, areas of problems discussed (curriculum, community, materials and equipment, personnel, policy and procedure, student behavior and understanding, and teaching techniques), as well as various organizational letters and schedules. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 1, Edinburg, TX.