ERIC Number: ED230511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Entry-Year Assistance Committee: A Support System for Beginning Teachers.
Hopkins, Scott; And Others
Recent legislation in Oklahoma stipulates that upon graduation a teacher is issued a license instead of a certificate which only may be obtained after successful completion of the first year of teaching. An Entry-year Assistance Committee is assigned to each new teacher. This Committee, composed of a representative of higher education, the building principal, and an experienced teacher, is responsible for assisting, guiding, observing, and evaluating the beginning teacher. While the Committee may recommend granting or withholding a certificate at the end of the first year, its primary function is one of support and helpfulness. Periodic meetings and observations occur throughout the year and the beginning teacher remains in close contact with Committee members and is kept fully informed of evaluation comments. The teacher may call upon any member of the Committee for assistance. Some areas of concern projected for this newly-instituted program are: funding, legal implications of the Committee refusing certification, and possible role conflict on the part of the school principal. Details of committee functions are described and evaluation instruments are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Orlando, FL, January 30-February 2, 1983).