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ERIC Number: ED377151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
What Happens When It's Not Training or Induction but Training and Induction.
Knauth, Shaunti; Kamin, Colleen
The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it describes "Teachers for Chicago" (TFC), an alternative entry program into the teaching profession aimed specifically at developing teachers for urban schools. Second, it examines how novice teachers in the program were influenced by university coursework, mentor teachers, and the communities in which they were placed. The program is not an "alternative certification" program because all candidates entirely fulfill state requirements for licensure. It does, however, present an opportunity to enter the teaching profession without any education background at the outset. The paper presents an evaluation of the process and analyzes effects of the program during its first two years of operation. Discussion centers on: (1) how the interns developed their sense of effectiveness as teachers; (2) significant sources for learning about teaching strategies; (3) obstacles to teaching; (4) satisfaction with the choice to become a teacher; and (5) withdrawal from the program. Analysis found that several factors significantly influence the satisfaction participants have found in their new profession. Data were gathered through interviews with program participants and through surveys. Contains five references. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)