ERIC Number: ED328528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
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A Follow-Up on the Experiences of Intern Teachers: A Report to the State Education Department on the New York State Mentor Teacher-Internship Program for 1986-1987 and 1987-1988.
Mager, Gerald M.; And Others
This report, one of a series of evaluation reports on the New York State Mentor Teacher-Internship Program, follows the experiences of intern teachers from the first year of the Program, 1986-87, and the second year, 1987-88. Follow-up questionnaires administered to the program interns focused on: (1) their overviews of the experience of being an intern; (2) continuance of the relationship with their mentor; (3) current benefits and problems; (4) the influence of participation in the program on the decision or opportunity to teach and commitment to a career in teaching; and (5) retrospectives on the influence of the internship. The key objective of the report was to examine the impact of the program on the new teacher beyond the first year of practice. The great majority of the teachers reported a positive impact from their participation in a mentor-intern project. The impact also appeared to continue into the second year of teaching and, in many cases, into the third year. Often the heart of the interns' experiences was the relationship with their mentors. Relatively few respondents reported negative feelings about their participation in the project. Participation in the program also appeared to strengthen the teachers' commitment to teaching. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Education.