Full-Time Teaching Internships: A Public School-University Partnership Designed to Increase Teacher Retention in Urban Area Schools
Jack P. Helfeldt, Mary Margaret Capraro, Robert M. Capraro, Chyllis Scott

In response to teacher shortages and concerns over teacher turnover and attrition rates, especially in urban schools, an urban teaching internship supported by intensive mentoring and other induction procedures was designed and implemented. When compared to national, state, and program peers, data from the current study indicate statistically significant lower attrition rates among teachers completing an innovative internship. Additionally findings indicated lower turnover rates among the interns when compared to the teacher turnover rates for the schools in which they were employed. These results along with prior research findings provide support for continuation of the program as well as implications for further investigations.

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