ERIC Number: ED370925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Mentor Teacher Internship Program, 1992-93. OERA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
The Mentor Teacher Internship Program (M.T.I.P.) represents, a collaboration between the Board of Education of the City of New York and the United Federation of Teachers. The program establishes a relationship between an experienced mentor teacher and a newly hired uncertified teacher. This report evaluates the 1992-93 M.T.I.P., discusses the program's implementation, analyzes outcomes, and based on findings, makes specific recommendations. Evaluators of the Board's Office of Educational Research (OER) sent survey questionnaires to all mentors (N=864) all interns (N=1,264), and a control group of 100 new teachers who were eligible for the program but had not been matched with a mentor. Mentors who responded to the questionnaire (a total of 542) noted a number of benefits that accrued from the program. They typically rated the program highly on its effectiveness in increasing their professional satisfaction and their coaching skills. New teachers who responded (N=516) also indicated that the program had beneficial effects. Five tables display mean ratings of comfort in academic areas by mentored and unmentored respondents; national norms and scores of M.T.I.P. respondents on the Maslach Burnout Inventory Subscale; intention to teach of mentored and unmentored respondents; intention to teach of interns who began participation in M.T.I.P. in 1992 or 1993; and intention to teach of interns whose teaching area did or did not match that of their mentor. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.