ERIC Number: ED322104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Teacher Induction Program 1988-1989.
Opuni, Kwame A.; And Others
The Houston (Texas) Independent School District's teacher induction program utilizes the services of both mentors and teacher scholars. The mentors provide a variety of support services for the inductees at the building level, focusing on the pedagogical, emotional, and social adjustment needs of the inductees. The mentors receive a total of 12 hours of training during the school year. The teacher scholars provide demonstration lessons, coteaching sessions, and a variety of support services for inductees. With their extensive teaching backgrounds and familiarity with the various content areas, the scholars also represent a critical alternative source of instructional support for the inductees. The scholars act as the liaisons between inductees and mentors, especially in dysfunctional situations where personalities or instructional philosophies differ. This report describes: (1) the program as implemented in the 1988-89 school year; (2) the effectiveness of the program implementation; and (3) the effectiveness of the program in achieving the program goals. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.