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ERIC Number: ED056684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 47
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The Induction of Community College Instructors: An Internship Model.
Collins, Charles C.
To handle the thousands of new students expected to flood the nation's community colleges, many more master teachers will be needed if the potential of high-risk students is to be maximized. Such teachers are not being created by present pre-service and in-service training or being developed at colleges and universities. The place to make subject-area specialists into talented instructors is the community college itself. A first year of teaching can be a metamorphosis into quality teaching through a highly instructive internship. This internship model suggests that first-year teachers spend an intensive month in pre-service training under the direction of a Professional Development Officer. They should then have a light teaching load the first semester to allow time for extensive in-service training with a master teacher and progress in the second semester to more teaching responsibilities with exposure to additional master teachers and training. An example of dollar cost and long-term savings applied to Contra Costa Junior College District (California) is provided along with specifications for implementation of the plan. (MN)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.