ERIC Number: ED474192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
TEACH Evaluation, Spring 2002. Report.
Meuschke, Daylene M; Dixon, P. Scott; Gribbons, Barry C.
TEACH is a partnership program involving California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), College of the Canyons (COC) and the Newhall and Hart School Districts to provide students with supervised fieldwork and specialized support services while pursuing a California teaching credential. This Spring 2002 TEACH evaluation reports on surveys of COC TEACH and Americorps students, Americorps mentor teachers, COC/CSUB TEACH transfer students, and former TEACH students no longer active in TEACH. The surveys were conducted to assess participants' experiences with the COC's TEACH/Americorps program and to gather suggestions for program improvement. The sample was small (32 TEACH students and 17 mentor teachers responded, out of 360 invited participants), but the report argues that the results can be useful when combined with other information. Some of the results of the survey presented in the report include the following: (1) 73% of COC TEACH respondents indicated that they are either satisfied or very satisfied with the availability of TEACH staff; (2) 55% were either satisfied of very satisfied with support provided by TEACH staff; (3) 32% were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall preparation they received for tutoring in the elementary schools; and (4) 54% were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall preparation they received for a future teaching career. Makes recommendations for improvement. Research instrument appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.