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A comparison of effective teaching characteristics of teachers who participated in a mentor-teacher program with teachers who did not

The purpose of this study was to identify the effective teaching
characteristics of teachers who participated in the Mentor-Teacher
Program and teachers who did not, and then determine if there were any
significant differences between the three groups of teachers: (1)
Mentor-Teacher Program interns (G.T.A.'s), (2) outstanding O.S.U.
graduates, and (3) beginning Beaverton teachers. A survey instrument
was utilized to rate teachers in each group by the degree to which they
employed each of twenty-three effective teaching characteristics.
The one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used at the .05 level
of significance to determine whether to accept or reject the null
hypothesis that there was no significant difference between the
effective teaching characteristics of the three treatment groups of
teachers in this study.
Based on the findings of this study, there was one major conclusion:
there was no significant difference between the teachers who participated
in the Mentor-Teacher Program and those teachers who did not.
The following recommendations were made:
1. Because there was no significant differences between the
groups, the practice of mentoring may best benefit teachers who were not
outstanding. Further studies comparing teachers who have participated
in the Mentor-Teacher Program with "typical" beginning teachers from
various teacher training institutions and mentoring programs might show
significant differences between these groups of beginning teachers.
2. Inservice programs aimed at new teachers and their problems
might be more effective if they were offered during the first months of
teaching, and continued throughout the school year focusing on the
problems and needs of first-year teachers.
3. Due to a relatively significant number of outstanding teachers
not teaching by the fourth or fifth year, the problem of teacher
attrition should be addressed by those teacher training institutions and
school districts affected by the loss of so many talented and
experienced teachers. / Graduation date: 1990

Identiferoai:union.ndltd.org:ORGSU/oai:ir.library.oregonstate.edu:1957/38196
Date10 August 1989
CreatorsHauseman, Joseph Hayes
ContributorsGirod, Gerald R.
Source SetsOregon State University
Languageen_US
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeThesis/Dissertation

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