Section archive - Beginning Teachers
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This article uses previous research on beginning English teachers’ major concerns to frame the exploration of concerns faced by four beginning teachers. This article seeks to expand on that research by examining the concerns faced by four beginning teachers and considering the implications of those concerns for teacher preparation. The author concludes that in addition to those identified by the previous research, the four beginning teachers in this study dealt with adjusting to the teaching profession, accepting their students, and managing their emotions.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2014
This study explores the job satisfaction and career development of beginning teachers in Hong Kong at a time of education reform. The authors are interested to understand teachers’ reasons for joining the profession, and how their personal goals interact with the teaching environment to shape job satisfaction. The participants were eleven graduates from the Post-graduate Diploma of Education (PGDE) Primary Programme of the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 2007. The findings reveal that the school environment was found to be more determinative of teachers’ satisfaction and their initial teaching orientation. The authors suggest that teachers’ level of job satisfaction may be improved through systematically reducing their non-teaching workload by a generous increase in the number of supporting staff in schools.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2013
Beyond Induction: The Continuing Professional Development Needs of Early-Career Teachers in Scotland
This article describes a research project which explored the CPD needs and priorities of early-career teachers and the barriers to their participation in Scotland. The project employed a three-staged methodology: nominal group technique interviews with teachers in four local authorities; a national online survey; and a stakeholder consultation exercise. The analysis of data led to the development of six strategic recommendations. These recommendations related to issues such as the different needs and work in different contexts of year two to six teachers, the responsibility of local authorities and schools to support year two to six teachers, ect'.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2013
Coping, Confidence and Alienation: The Early Experience of Trainee Teachers in English Further Education
The current article examines what both in-service and pre-service trainee teachers learn from their early experience of teaching in further education (FE) colleges in England. This article draws on data gathered between 2005 and 2009 from two separate projects. The studies on which this article is based, indicate that many trainee teachers in FE colleges, pre-service or in-service, encounter isolation, poor support and little guidance, however well they manage these conditions. However, the understanding of alienation employed in this article helps to highlight the importance of control and agency in teachers’ development.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2013
Changes in Understandings of Three Teachers’ Beliefs and Practice Across Time: Moving From Teacher Preparation to In-Service Teaching
The purpose of this article is to illustrate some of the ways the relationship between beliefs and practice developed among three early childhood/elementary teachers across three consecutive studies. The findings reveal that the three preservice teachers grew from being uncertain about their beliefs to understanding how their beliefs informed their practice. In this study, the participants reached a level of purposeful decision-making and were able to more clearly articulate their beliefs and related practices.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2013
In this article, the author analyzes how participation in teacher-led, semester-long, action research projects influences early career teacher perceptions of support and learning. Results show that teacher-led action research projects as a professional development structure contribute to the development of a supportive professional culture, feelings of context-specific support, and feelings of empowerment and being overwhelmed in an urban school staffed primarily with early career teachers.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2013
This study examined the results of a project providing interns with two forms of a technology-mediated, remote observation program with the objective of overcoming cost-related barriers to geographic dispersion of interns, while maintaining quality controls. The authors will compare issues related to intern satisfaction, observer satisfaction, learning effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness for both face-to-face and remote graduate intern observations. In addition, the authors will explore similarities and differences in two alternatives to remote observations, synchronous and asynchronous, as possible solutions for cost-effective expansion of teacher licensure programs.
Updated: Jul. 24, 2013
Professionalism and the Post-Performative Teacher: New Teachers Reflect on Autonomy and Accountability in the English School System
This study explores the developing professional identity of a new generation of teachers, largely educated during the growth era of ‘performative schooling’ of the 1990s.The article draws specifically on the English experience of reforms in the management of schools and teacher education. The author concludes that these teachers are aware of the potential conflicts between the demands of accountability and the desire for autonomy, but are generally comfortable with the balance they feel able to strike between these.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2013
What Keeps Teachers In and What Drives Them Out: How Urban Public, Urban Catholic, and Jewish Day Schools Affect Beginning Teachers’ Careers
The author explores the important roles that school leaders and school environment play in supporting or inhibiting teachers’ initial commitments to teaching in urban public, Catholic, and Jewish schools.The study demonstrates that teachers from elite colleges who were recruited and prepared for teaching in a specific school sector might develop powerful commitments to their schools, their students, the community, and to teaching, which could result in longer teaching service.
Updated: Jun. 12, 2013
Engaging with Research through Practitioner Enquiry: The Perceptions of Beginning Teachers on a Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education Programme
The authors focus on the perceptions of student-teachers towards their engagement in small-scale research projects undertaken whilst on a one-year postgraduate initial teacher education programme.
Updated: May. 29, 2013