ERIC Number: ED313327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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The Kentucky Beginning Teacher Internship Program: A Preliminary Evaluation.
Hulick, Chuck; Malone, Bobby G.
A description is given of the state-mandated Kentucky Beginning Teacher Internship Program. Upon successful completion of a teacher education program and passing required tests, a teacher candidate is issued a certificate of eligibility that is valid for one year, and in the course of the next four years must successfully complete a year of internship. Once the intern has secured employment in a school, a beginning teacher committee is formed. This committee consists of a resource teacher, the school principal where the intern is employed, and a teacher educator from a local or regional teacher education program. A description is given of the roles and duties of each of these committee members. The principal is generally the person who organizes the administrative tasks of the committee. The teacher educator serves as the link to the teacher training program and the literature on teaching, and also serves as a channel of feedback to the teacher training program. The resource teacher is the primary mentor who is there daily for the intern to use as a resource. An evaluation of the success of the program includes findings from questionnaires to all participants on their reactions to the program. A copy of the summative observation instrument used in the survey is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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