ERIC Number: ED330666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-20
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Teacher Induction Partnerships: An Examination of a Teacher Induction Partnership between Wayne State College and Regional and Local Education Agencies.
Harris, Larry B.
Novice teachers often face personal and professional stresses during their first year of teaching because of lack of experience, support, and guidance. In response to these problems, Wayne State College, 2 Nebraska Educational Service Units, and 37 local school districts in Northeast Nebraska entered into a partnership designed expressly to be an effective induction program for a rural region. The partnership program, named the Northeast Nebraska Master Teacher Partnership (NNMTP), relies heavily on master teachers, or mentors, in providing guidance and assistance for beginning teachers. Development and implementation of the partnership has gone through seven major stages, including a college-based summer training program for administrators and master teachers. The master teachers in the program were chosen for their excellent teaching, educational background, professional activity, and desire to work with beginning teachers. Preliminary assessment of the program was performed through a survey of beginning teachers, mentors, and administrators. Results indicate that the program has been beneficial to beginning teachers and has yielded improved classroom instruction. (25 references) (IAH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Master Teachers, Mentors, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Rural Schools, School Districts, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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