ERIC Number: ED055041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the New Careers in Education Program, 1970-1971.
Theimer, William C., Jr.; Darcy, James A.
The joint project of the Stockton Unified School District, the Sacramento City Unified School District, and the University of the Pacific was designed to recruit into the teaching profession low-income people who have completed 2 years of college, and to expand community involvement in education through intern participation. Interns worked in the school community a minimum of 5 hours per week in addition to 4 hours a day in local school classrooms and a minimum of 10 hours each semester at the university. Preservice orientation included planning sessions for team leaders and directors, workshops for interns, and meetings with community leaders. The interns took their methods, curriculum, sociology foundations, and student teaching courses in special classes designed for them. Their work in school classrooms was increased until they were in complete charge of classroom management. A comprehensive evaluation of the program was not possible because adequate advance provision had not been made and there were no clearly stated measurable objectives. Evaluation was based on interviews and questionnaires, ratings by team leaders, and standardized test results for pupils. From the data available, the program successfully reached its first year's goal, resulting in the preparation of a group of interns who were well equipped to teach disadvantaged children. (MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Lab. of Educational Research.
Note: Report No. 71-006