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School Based [microform] : University Assisted Teacher Induction Model / Janet T. Bercik and Susan Blair-Larsen
Bib ID 5526244
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Bercik, Janet T
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1990 
18 p. 

A year-long teacher induction program was implemented in four inner-city parochial schools in the archdiocese of Chicago (Illinois). The program had three objectives: to provide new, first-year, and returning teachers with classroom organization and management techniques; to encourage the teachers to develop a support system for themselves; and to provide ongoing insight into classroom discipline. The participants were 20 teachers (15 first-year and 5 second-year) and 2 aides. Four meetings were held during the school year on topics relevant to the teachers' concerns: classroom management, parent conferences, teacher expectations, discipline, and homework. Midway through the first year, periodic observations were conducted by the researcher/facilitator for 4 months. Observation reports offered constructive criticism and positive reinforcement only, not evaluation. In final interviews with individual participants, it became apparent that frustrating aspects for the first-year teachers centered on discipline, pacing, flexibility, and organization. Second-year teachers still mentioned discipline, but added the areas of parent demands and expectations. According to the teachers' program evaluation surveys, the first two program objectives were fulfilled; the third, regarding discipline, proved to be the most difficult to control. Suggestions are offered for setting up such a program, and the teacher induction survey is appended. (JD)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (15th, Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1990).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Beginning Teacher Induction.  |  Classroom Techniques.  |  College School Cooperation.  |  Discipline.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Higher Education.  |  Parochial Schools.  |  Program Development.  |  Urban Education.  |  Archdiocese of Chicago IL
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Blair-Larsen, Susan, author
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