ERIC Number: ED325444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Keys to an Effective Internship: A Guide for Kentucky Beginning Teachers.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
The study group of five teachers who examined aspects of the Kentucky Beginning Teacher Internship program developed this guide for beginning teachers. Members of the group (3 resource teachers and 2 first-year teachers) surveyed a random sample of 234 interns to assess their opinions about the internship program and to aggregate advice they would give future interns. This guide, based on 125 responses, offers advice in 4 major categories that emerged from survey responses: (1) people involved in the program (intern, resource teacher, principal, teacher educator); (2) activities (orientation meeting, conferencing with the resource teacher, observations, committee meetings); (3) resources (the resource teacher, the program handbook, libraries, professional groups, departments of education, college/university personnel, other teachers); and (4) general tips, most of which have to do with maintaining a positive attitude and a confident and open frame of mind. The internship survey form is appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Internship Programs, Mentors, Orientation Materials, Questionnaires, Resource Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Interns, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Responsibility
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.