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ERIC Number: ED412187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Pages: 31
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What Are the Needs of Substitute Teaching To Be Effective?
Galvez-Martin, Maria Elena
The need to provide inservice training to substitute teachers was examined. The study surveyed a random sample of 278 teachers and 123 substitute teachers in Allen County, Ohio. The first part of the survey asked both groups about demographics. The second and third parts asked both groups whether teachers left complete lesson plans for substitutes, whether substitutes could follow the lesson plans, whether substitutes found resources available, what problems substitutes faced, and what areas required training for substitutes. Teachers alone discussed preparation for and satisfaction with substitutes, characteristics of good substitutes, and experiences with substitutes. Substitutes alone discussed how they had to improve instruction, what they did when there were no lesson plans, how they followed teachers' lesson plans, how they viewed their own level of preparation, their rationale for substituting, and grade levels and content areas in which they substituted. Results found little agreement between teachers' and substitutes' responses, particularly with regard to substitute and teacher training. Teachers were satisfied overall with how substitutes did their job, though problems were reported. Discipline was substitute teachers' main problem. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio