ERIC Number: ED284851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
Survey of State Departments of Education for the Initial Year of Teaching Study. Final Report. Submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education per Contractual Service Agreement.
Barger, Robert N.
The Illinois State Board of Education contracted with Eastern Illinois University to survey and report on beginning teacher induction programs that currently exist at the state level in other states. A structured telephone survey questionnaire elicited information regarding state teacher orientation programs from the chief educational officers of all state departments of education and the District of Columbia. Results revealed that 17 states had induction programs in the piloting or implementing stages, 14 states had programs in the study/planning/development stages, and 20 states had no programs or current planning for such programs. Fourteen of the 17 states indicated that their programs were linked to certification or licensing. All programs had components addressing discipline and instructional planning. Most gave consideration to student relationships and treatment of professional relationships. Costs and staff used for each of the programs varied considerably. The report presents summaries of each state's teacher induction program and includes a copy of the questionnaire. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston. Center for Educational Studies.