ERIC Number: ED109102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The First-Year Teacher Pilot Program. Final Report.
This five-part report evaluates the First-Year Teacher Pilot Program utilized at Alabama University in Birmingham. The program was designed primarily to improve teacher competence, thereby improving the teaching learning process in the elementary and secondary classrooms of Alabama. In addition, a research component was designed to obtain information which would be useful in improving education. The research considerations involved (a) identifying common and specific needs of first-year teachers, (b) determining effective and economical means for providing inservice assistance to meet these needs, and (c) determining effectiveness of the program. Part 1 discusses the origin of the program, its implementation, and summary of 1973-4 findings. Part 2 focuses on the activities completed during the second year of program operation. Part 3 examines the instrumentation and analysis of resulting data on outcomes. Part 4 discusses techniques used to determine people/time organizational and utilization patterns effective in the assistance of first-year teachers. Part 5 offers conclusions and recommendations for improving the program. Also attached is an extensive set of appendixes; included among them are the following: (a) competencies essential to first-year teachers' success; (b) instruments; (c) forms used to begin program activities; (d) team meeting report; (e) examples of techniques, problems, and suggestions; and (f) analysis and covariance of data. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.; Alabama Univ., Birmingham.