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ERIC Number: EJ1026244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Connecting the Continuum: A University-Based Induction Program to Improve Teacher Quality
Van Zandt Allen, Laura
Teacher Development, v18 n1 p65-80 2014
The Summer Curriculum Writing Institute (SCWI) supports graduates of a university-based teacher education program during the induction years and beyond with the aim of impacting teacher quality. The purpose of this article is to describe the development, goals, research, and lessons learned during SCWI from 2005-12. The week focuses around the central task of curriculum development, building on foundations learned during preservice education, and includes opportunities for ongoing learning and reconnecting with cohort members. Studies of the program highlight five key aspects of the week--curriculum writing, time, maintaining and expanding professional networks, teacher efficacy, and teacher retention. Participants have shown increases in curriculum quality as well as classroom teaching retention rates. As numbers of participants continue to grow, SCWI appears a sustainable model for universities to continue supporting graduates during the induction years and beyond.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A