ERIC Number: ED085397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Teacher Trainee Program. ESEA Title I Annual Evaluation Report 1970-1971.
Virgin Islands Government Dept. of Education, Charlotte Amalie.
This study evaluated the first year of the Virgin Islands' Five Year Teacher-Trainee Program. The objectives of the program included a) provision of 100 degree-holding teachers for the Virgin Islands School System with specialized training in early childhood development and b) employment of 200 teacher trainees as classroom assistants for kindergarten to third grade. Sixty-nine teacher trainees accepted contracts between February and August 1971. All trainees worked with cooperating teachers in kindergarten to third grade one-half of the day and completed courses at the College of the Virgin Islands the other half. These trainees provided individualized classroom services to 1,900 students in 65 classes. Three trainees were also utilized in special education programs. The following considerations surfaced upon evaluation of the program: a) it took almost half the school year to develop and initiate the program because all trainees were required to have employment contracts; b) the program specified the use of two supervising teachers to conduct seminars and the Department of Education was not successful in contracting for these services; and c) conflicts were experienced when scheduling university course work and teacher trainee assignments. (BRB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virgin Islands Government Dept. of Education, Charlotte Amalie.
Identifiers - Location: Virgin Islands