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Since Dr.Haberman's death Delia has
been running the foundation. Shecontinues the research he began and the
Teacher Development programs.This investigation sought to determine if
there was a difference in the development of effective urban teacher
characteristics after completing a traditional internship experience or a
Professional Development School internship experience. The Urban Teacher
Selection Interview was used to assess 10 characteristics including
persistence, value of children's learning, putting ideas into practice,
approach to at-risk students, professional/personal orientation to
students, the bureaucracy, fallibility, teacher success, student success,
and planning and organization. Assessments were completed before and after
subjects participated in urban internships. Pre- and posttest scores were
compared using descriptive statistics and a paired-samples t test.
Results communicated no significant difference between pre- and posttest
scores when student interns completed a traditional or Professional
Development School internship experience. This suggests that although the
internship experience is often viewed as the capstone experience of teacher
preparation programs, short-term experiences do not adequately prepare
teacher candidates for urban school teaching.Haberman Educational
Foundation, Inc.Since the death of Dr.Haberman, Delia has been running the
Foundation by writing articles, doing conferences, doing speeches and
in-service, and answering all questions about doc’s great research and
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