ERIC Number: ED257853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the 1983-84 Beginning Teacher Program.
Connor, Ethel Lynne
The evaluation of the Dade County Public Schools, Florida 1983-84 Beginning Teacher Program was designed to achieve these specific goals: (1) assess the extent to which program operations and procedures facilitated the implementation of major project components; and (2) determine the program's effectiveness in achieving its major outcome of improving the teaching performance of beginning teachers. Successful completion of the Beginning Teacher Program is required for regular teacher certification in the State of Florida. Findings indicated considerable progress by project staff in implementing earlier evaluation recommendations. Major program components were appropriately implemented during 1983-84, and the program had significant positive impact on the majority of beginning teachers. Recommendations included improving program training through workshops, improving speed in identification of beginning teachers, and continued periodic monitoring of support teams. The evaluation was conducted through the use of interviews, document reviews, and surveys. Appendices include interview questions and questionnaires used in the study with beginning teachers and support team members. (DWH)
Descriptors: Administrators, Attitude Measures, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Social Support Groups, State Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Supervision
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Educational Accountability.