ERIC Number: ED098235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Effectiveness of Sixth-Cycle Teacher Corps Graduates. Phase 2, Final Report.
Marsh, David D.; Lyons, Margaret F.
This report examines the second phase of a longitudinal impact study of the Sixth Cycle Teacher Corps. Phase 1 focused on the relationship of intern background and Teacher Corps Program characteristics to intern exit characteristics. Its goals were to: (a) contrast teacher performance and pupil gains of graduates with those of control group teachers; (b) analyze the relationship of teacher background, teacher education program, teacher performance, and pupil performance for the graduates; and (c) assess the effects of professional support which graduates and controls receive. The 84 subjects taught grades 2-6 in self-contained classrooms. Data about teacher and pupil performance were obtained through a classroom observation guide, teacher questionnaire, data, standardized reading test, and standardized self-concept scale. Graduates were superior to controls in developing ethically relevant curricula, using community resources and initiating contact with parents, and developing positive attitudes about reading development and the causes of poverty in society. Graduates facilitated greater self-concept development in pupils, but there was no significant difference in reading gains between the two groups. The consistent pattern of relationship between pupil variables and Teacher Program characteristics suggests that teacher training makes a difference on pupil behavior and on related teacher performance. (Author/HMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.