ERIC Number: ED263077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Beginning Teacher Program: A Study of Field-Based Teacher Certification.
Hunter, Janice K.; Haines, Martha F.
Each school district in the state of Florida was required to submit for approval a model for implementing the Beginning Teacher Program mandated by the Florida legislature. The program model required that a support staff, consisting of a peer teacher, building-level administrator, and at least one other professional educator be assigned to assist each beginning teacher. Following an initial performance evaluation, a professional development plan is revised which serves as a basis for assistance and classroom observations by the support staff. At least three formative observations and follow-up conferences must be conducted. A summative evaluation must also be conducted to document the successful demonstration of minimum essential competencies on which certification recommendation is made. This paper presents a synopsis of the program and an evaluation of the implementation procedures. A listing of the competencies and selected measures and forms used in the program are appended. An audit of 80 beginning teacher portfolios and on-site audits provided evidence that the program was being implemented as designed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida