ERIC Number: ED315394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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A State Entry-Year Teacher Program and Teacher Education.
Price, John L.; And Others
This document describes the state-mandated Entry-Year Assistance Program established in Oklahoma in 1980. A teacher education graduate receives a one-year license rather than the standard five-year credential. When the beginning teacher is hired, an Entry-Year Assistance Committee (EYAC) is formed. This committee is composed of the building principal, an experienced teacher, and a teacher education representative, usually from the institution that prepared the beginning teacher. The EYAC assists and advised the beginning teacher and each member of the committee makes two independent observations. Observations and recommendations are discussed with the novice teacher. Another observation is made before the spring meeting of the committee, at which time the EYAC votes either to recommend the new teacher for full certification or for an additional year in the program. An evaluation of the program's effectiveness is presented and some recommendations are made for improvements. A sample of the observation instrument used by the EYAC is attached. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Little Rock, AR, November 7-10, 1989).