ERIC Number: ED427220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
New Teacher Institute. Final Report. Fiscal Year 1997-1998.
TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
A project presented orientation and training for new (up to 2 years experience) Pennsylvania adult educators. It provided training to 85 new teachers through an intensive 2-day institute combining presentations on theory of adult learning with sessions on practical techniques. Two sets of regional focus groups and a preconference session at the Mid-Winter Conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Adult and Continuing Education provided additional training and networking opportunities. Coordination with the regional Professional Development Centers ensured that new teacher needs were met and provided a smooth transition for new teachers into existing staff development structures. Training opportunities were evaluated in terms of participant impressions and impact on participants. New teachers rated highly the quality and formats of the institute, focus groups, and midwinter session. In follow-ups 6 weeks and 4 months after the institute, participants reported applying information and techniques learned at the institute. Participants in the focus groups and midwinter session also reported applying information and techniques covered in these sessions. (Appendixes include the following: institute brochure, outline of the institute, institute session abstracts, presenter contact and biographical information, and participant comments regarding application of materials/information from the institute.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania