ERIC Number: ED199203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-19
Reference Count: 0
State Agency Involvement in Teacher Induction.
Lasley, Thomas J.
Although state governments have a less direct effect on new teachers than do the actions of school administrators and fellow teachers, state standards and the level of financial commitment determine, to a certain extent, the quality of life for teachers. State departments of education can assist first year teachers by: (1) working with teacher education institutions to strengthen the theoretical basis for teacher education and by researching and establishing validated standards and practices; (2) cooperating with educational institutions to establish experimental programs that assist new teachers to make the transition from the college laboratory to the public school classroom; and (3) creating conditions conducive to teacher job satisfaction. States usually predicate approval of teacher education programs on responsiveness to established standards. However, good quality cannot be mandated or legislated, but is a result of commitment and hard work. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 19, 1981).