ERIC Number: ED104805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-2
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Results of a First-Year Teacher Pilot Program: Data Analysis, Interpretation, and Projections.
Blackburn, James D.; Crandall, James
This document discusses the First-Year Teacher Pilot Program, a project designed to judge the impact of an additional year of internship for teachers. Subjects of the study were two groups of 100 first-year teachers. Members of the experimental group were assisted in areas of skills and competencies by university personnel and State Department of Education consultants. The other group formed the control group, with which the experimental teachers and their students were compared. The research objectives were to provide insights and conclusions into specific goals set by veteran teachers, administrators, and the first-year teachers themselves. The methods for gathering data to ascertain the degree to which the objectives of the program were achieved included standardized tests, nonstandardized tests, assistance reports, and interviews. The report concluded that a more positive relationship existed between student attitude and teacher competency in the experimental group than in the control group. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Data Analysis, Educational Programs, Internship Programs, Performance, Pilot Projects, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teachers, Teaching Skills
James D. Blackburn, University of Alabama in Birmingham, 136 Ullman Towers, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
Authoring Institution: N/A