ERIC Number: ED135073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Orientation Programs for New Teachers. ERS Report.
Kowalski, Joan P. Sullivan
This report on new teacher orientation programs contains the results of the Educational Research Service's survey of 1,261 school districts of various sizes throughout the nation. The survey uncovered many differences in how school districts go about initiating new teachers to their duties. Some districts begin the orientation program when the teacher is hired and continue to schedule special activities for all new teachers in the district during the year. Other districts have a much less formal, thorough approach to teacher orientation. In addition to the statistical data gleaned from the survey, this report contains examples of various kinds of orientation programs, samples of orientation materials (such as handbooks), examples of evaluation instruments used to ascertain orientation program effectiveness, and a brief review of the literature on teacher orientation. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, National Surveys, Orientation Materials, Principals, Program Evaluation, School Districts, School Orientation, Tables (Data), Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Orientation
Educational Research Service, Inc., 1815 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.