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ERIC Number: ED380443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Education in Transition: Alternate Certification, Texas-Style.
Wise, Beth; And Others
The University of Texas in Brownsville offers an alternative teacher certification program as a cooperative endeavor with area public schools to help relieve teacher shortages. One component of the program involves a 1-year teaching internship under the supervision of a university supervisor and a master mentor teacher from the school district of employment. A survey on job stress was administered to 96 Alternative Certification Program (ACP) interns at the end of their 1-year internship and to 60 traditionally trained student teachers at the end of their 15 weeks of practice teaching. Although neither group appeared to experience a high degree of stress, the ACP interns experienced higher stress than student teachers. When the dependent variable (stress) was regressed with the independent variables (conflict and uncertainty, time, children/no children, gender, age, concurrent course load), results indicated that "conflict and uncertainty" was a statistically significant source of stress for both groups. Having children/no children was a statistically significant source of stress for student teachers. (Contains 16 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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