ERIC Number: ED253541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Florida Beginning Teacher Program.
Smith, David C.; Wilson, Garfield W.
The purpose of the Florida Beginning Teacher Program is to provide a set of supervised support services to teachers in their first year of teaching. A beginning teacher support team is comprised of an experienced peer teacher, a building level administrator, and a third individual who may be a teacher educator. The team conducts formative evaluations of the beginning teacher's performance and provides feedback to help improve performance. At least three formative evaluations are conducted during the year. Near the year's end a summative evaluation is conducted which determines whether a regular teaching certificate will be given. A description is given of the process of implementing this program. The Florida Performance Measurement System is discussed with a description provided of how the generic teaching competencies used in the evaluation were developed from the existing research base. Five significant outcomes of the program are outlined, and current refinements being developed are described. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Excellence in Teacher Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A