ERIC Number: ED441796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers Training Teachers: Four Perspectives on an Innovative Mentoring Program for Intern Science Teachers.
Diehl, Christine L.; Harris, Jerilyn; Barrios, David; O'Connor, Heather; Fong, Jennifer
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have collaborated to pilot an on-site training and mentoring program for intern science teachers. Exit interviews suggest that its innovative mentoring structure and other elements could improve the quality of science teaching and the quantity of prepared teachers in urban schools. This paper presents an overview of the "Scientist to Teacher" program development, including the rationale for partnerships to support teacher internship training and a description of the program's design principles and implementation. The paper reports on the intern teacher's role in the program and one first-year teacher's experiences. It also reports on the master practitioner's role in the program and one master teacher's experiences working in the program's design year and participating in a summer internship at LBNL. Finally, the paper highlights the roles and responsibilities of the lead teacher in the program. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Mentors, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Science Teachers, Secondary Education, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Interns, Teacher Role, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: N/A