ERIC Number: ED097293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
In-Service Training for the Beginning Teacher.
The public has a major financial investment in the education of teachers but has failed to give this problem the attention it deserves. Preservice education prepares the teacher only to the readiness for teaching stage, and on-the-job experience occupies only a minor proportion of the teacher education program. In the first years of teaching, provision should be made to diagnose, prescribe, and program for the beginning teacher; to correct teaching weaknesses; and to develop competencies. Several exemplary programs, which are discussed briefly, suggest 10 steps that could help in developing a 2-year program of inservice training for the beginning teacher. A concluding section calls for a portion of the funds now available for educational innovation to be used for the professional development of the teacher, with the heaviest investment during the first 2 or 3 years of teaching and the balance used for inservice development during the remainder of the teacher's career. (MBM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.