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ERIC Number: ED328523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 204
Abstractor: N/A
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A Longitudinal Study of a Demonstration Project Related to the Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention of Highly Qualified Persons for the Teaching Profession: The Bridenthal Interns--Third Year.
Otis-Wilborn, Amy; And Others
This document reports on the third year of the Bridenthal Internship Teacher Project (BIT), initiated in 1984 to recruit, train, and retain high ability high school seniors into teaching. Fourteen female and three male seniors were selected for the project. These interns are awarded scholarship support that covers most of their college tuition for 4 years and provides a pay increment during the first 2 years of classroom teaching. During the first 2 years in the school of education, interns meet frequently as a group, attend special seminars and education-related functions, and participate in practicum experiences in nearby schools. They take liberal arts courses and courses specific to their education major. During the last 2 years, they pursue specific coursework toward a chosen teaching field. In year two of the BIT project, a "cohort" group of students was added, representing a sample of education majors who were enrolled in the "regular" teaching program. This cohort provided a basis for comparison between BIT and regular teacher education students and the professional curriculum of the regular and BIT programs. Interview data are presented on students in both groups covering their ideas about teaching, projections of self, perceptions of relationships, and reflections on the program. An interpretation of interview data is presented on each of these major themes. Interview protocols, questionnaires, and resulting data are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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