ERIC Number: ED301564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Time and Expertise: A Report of a One-Year Trial of a New Professional Arrangement for Experienced and First-Year Teachers.
This is a report of a one-year trial of a new professional arrangement for teachers, which gave experienced teachers part-time sabbaticals during the school year for study and curriculum projects, and which attempted to give first-year teachers (who were already certified) mentoring help and other special professional opportunities. The first-year teachers provided the release time for the experienced teachers. The project was undertaken collaboratively by Wellesley College, Wellesley Public Schools, and the Boston Latin School. The report is in the form of a case-study combined with lessons and recommendations drawn from the year's experience. The planning phase, project seminar, mentoring work, and the experiences of the first-year teachers and the experienced teachers (Fellows) are described sequentially. Discussions of problems and recommendations are interspersed throughout. Participants believe that programs similar to the one described could have leading roles to play in the renewal of education and the teaching profession, since they would give to those with the most intimate knowledge of school needs and realities--teachers--time to work on those needs. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA.; Wellesley Public Schools, MA.
Note: The project was undertaken collaboratively by Wellesley College, Wellesley Public Schools, and the Boston Latin School.