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ERIC Number: ED265150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 18
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Teacher Induction Program (An Inservice Program for First-Year Teachers).
Varah, Leonard J.
A description is presented of a model teacher induction program that has been evaluated as very effective. When the first-year teacher signs a contract in a participating school, the Induction Support Team is formed immediately. This team consists of a school administrator, a mentor teacher, and a University consultant. The purpose of the team is to provide a complete staff to assist the beginning teacher in whatever concerns or needs are deemed necessary in an on-going, year-long teaching situation. The role and responsibilities of each team member are described. During the orientation session, each inductee, with the assistance of the team, initiates a Personal Development Plan. This plan provides the inductee an opportunity to identify accomplishments and concerns about teaching in six major categories: (1) planning; (2) management of student conduct; (3) instructional organization; (4) presentation of subject matter; (5) communications; and (6) testing. The university provides the mentor with a program of orientation and training as well as two graduate courses each for three credits. These courses are open only to the mentor teachers who are working with an inductee. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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