ERIC Number: ED277690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Consortium for Educational Mentorship 1985-86. Final Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
The Walton High School (New York) Pre-Teaching Program, established in 1984, involved approximately 25 teachers and interns. Student interns did classroom clerical tasks, worked individually with students, and taught lessons. A State Incentive Grant for a Consortium for Educational Mentorship provided an opportunity for further development of the pre-teaching program. A long-term goal of this year's program was to encourage students to enter teaching and teaching-related professions. Beginning in the fall of 1985, 44 Walton juniors and seniors served as interns in classes in various subject areas. The interns received training and practice in paraprofessional and pre-professional skills. They took attendance and performed related classroom tasks, worked one-on-one with students, and taught some lessons. Most of the interns were matched with an individual teacher. Walton teachers supervised the interns, developed a training manual, and participated in a series of training sessions. The program was conceived as a consortium effort which would involve institutions at the primary, secondary, and college level. Ongoing communication was maintained with the administration of Lehman College, which provided support to the program in the form of consultations, facilities, clerical assistance, and leadership of the teacher training sessions. This report describes program background, project objectives, evaluation procedures, program implementation, and student outcomes. Conclusions and recommendations are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.