ERIC Number: ED326523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Internship Paved the Way for First Year Positions.
Gettys, Cynthia M.
This paper presents a qualitative case study of three interns who completed the 5-year teacher education program at the University of Tennessee and, following their intern year, were hired as teachers in the high school where they had served as interns. The program at the university prepared teachers in two phases: the undergraduate years, devoted mainly to a liberal arts education and a strong subject-matter preparation, followed by an internship year. The subjects of the study were intensively interviewed; two of the three were also observed during teaching. The subjects were, for the most part, satisfied with their preservice preparation and also felt that the internship year had strengthened their abilities and confidence. They all stressed that the practical experience had been far more valuable than their courses in general. Results of the study are analyzed briefly and implications for further research are suggested. A copy of the Teacher Interview Guide used in the study is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1990).