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ERIC Number: ED438282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Enhance ONE Year of Education.
Longhurst, Max L.; Smith, Geoffrey G.; Sorenson, Blaine L.
Substitute teachers are responsible for over 1 full year of every child's education, but research shows that only 10 percent of school districts provide more than 2 hours of substitute teacher training, and 53 percent of school districts provide no training. There is a tremendous need to implement effective training programs that will ultimately improve factors leading to student achievement. Due to inadequate training, students are not being effectively educated by most of their substitute teachers. The Substitute Teacher Institute at Utah State University has developed training materials based on sound educational content and research. The program focuses on six areas created to improve the learning environment for students. Within these six areas, this paper addresses some of the issues hindering substitute teachers from effective teaching. One essential key to managing a class successfully is learning how to handle situations without becoming emotionally involved. Also, it is critical that substitute teachers know what activities and materials can be brought into the classroom to supplement the lesson plan when needed. With the skills gained from adequate training, substitute teachers will enhance the learning environment of every classroom they enter. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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