ERIC Number: ED261006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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The Educational Internship: A Teacher Training Model for the Nineties.
Creek, Roy J.; Vollmer, Marian L.
The effects of a teaching program internship on selected personal and professional characteristics of teacher interns were studied. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is a graduate internship built upon an extended practical experience in the laboratory school at the University of Pittsburgh. MAT is a competency based program designed for college graduates with degrees in liberal arts, education, or other professional fields. The program focuses on development of teaching skills for successful classroom experiences. Major components of the program are basic studies, research knowledge, and professional education. Performance competencies of interns in the MAT program were assessed through their supervisors' responses to the Teacher Assessment Instruments. Students in the MAT program scored significantly higher in two of the three areas tested, namely, teaching plans and materials and classroom procedures. The students' scores in the third area, interpersonal skills, were high before they entered the MAT program, and scores in this area did not significantly increase after internship. Scores and other data are displayed in a series of appended figures. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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