ERIC Number: ED096310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Teacher Training at Twenty Teacher Corps Projects.
Marsh, David D.
The findings of the first year of a 2-year study of Teacher Corps graduates are reported in this document. The goal of the first year of the study was to identify and analyze those combinations of intern background characteristics and Teacher Corps program characteristics that are related to desired teaching skills and attitudes of interns at the end of their training. Data were collected at 20 sixth-cycle projects that prepared elementary school teachers. Data about the training program at each site were obtained from university professors and deans, project staff, local education agency superintendents, school principals and teachers, community persons and interns through questionnaires and interviews. Data about intern characteristics after training were gathered through classroom observations, questionnaires, intern activity logs, and interviews with interns. It was found that important trends related to positive exit factors were, without exception, program factors; that is, none of the background experiences or characteristics (excluding ethnic background) had an impact on the intern's exit characteristics. Only three exit characteristics could be predicted from program factors with an acceptable level of accuracy. In another aspect of the study it was found that undergraduate programs compare favorably with graduate Teacher Corps programs and that they are, in fact, doing better than graduate programs. (HMD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.