ERIC Number: EJ923475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Setting up Uncertified Teachers to Succeed
Sterling, Donna R.; Frazier, Wendy M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n7 p40-42, 44-45 Apr 2011
A study of new teachers with science degrees but little or no training in education found that coaches who spent time in their classrooms provided the most effective support for new teachers. Science methods courses provided by a university also were very helpful for the new teacher. But academic mentors for science content and teacher mentors who did not spend time in the new teacher's class while the new teacher was teaching did not make a difference in student achievement.
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Beginning Teacher Induction, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, School Support, Social Capital, Science Teachers, Best Practices, Intermode Differences, Professional Development, Instructional Improvement
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