Section archive - Beginning Teachers
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The present case study investigates the experiences of three novice teachers engaged with more experienced teachers in a teacher study group during their first year of teaching. The study emphasizes the importance of legitimacy and peripherality provided by the more experienced teachers.
Updated: Apr. 26, 2011
The purpose of this two-wave survey study was to test a hypothetical model of teacher education graduates’ decisions about whether or not to take a teaching position upon graduation. The model focuses on the relationship between teacher education and graduates’ choice on job entrance.
Updated: Apr. 17, 2011
This article focuses on new teachers’ satisfaction with their first year of teaching from the perspective of socialization. The study examined the relationship between satisfaction with socialization and teacher background, school environment, placement, and induction variables. The participants were 243 Israeli beginning teachers who answered a questionnaire. Support from mentors and school colleagues had the greatest impact on new teachers’ assimilation.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2011
Pre-service and Beginning Teachers’ Professional Identity and its relation to Dropping Out of the Profession
The current study examines different perceptions of pre-service and beginning teachers’ professional identity in relation to their decisions to leave the profession. The findings revealed that pre-service teachers tended to have naïve and idealistic perceptions of teaching. Furthermore, dropout teachers showed most emotional burnout.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2011
Mentors Assessing Mentees? An Overview and Analyses of the Mentorship Role Concerning Newly Qualified Teachers
The aim of this article is to analyze how the mentor's role in the assessment process, together with the relationship between the mentor and mentee, is discussed in the 108 responses to the consultative document. The results show that only 23 of the 108 responses mention assessment. However, none of these 23 responses explicitly state that it is a good idea for mentors to participate in the assessment of the new teacher. Furthermore, only four responses include an explicit discussion of the relationship between mentors and mentees.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
The current study presents perceptions of student teachers during their internship period, regarding various aspects of teaching and components of the teacher education program they were about to complete. The findings are based on structured questionnaires and an open question. The findings can illuminate the relationship between the teacher education program and the teacher's professional world. In addition, the study reveals the world of the novice teacher, including self-efficacy in teaching, content and pedagogical knowledge, and motivation to engage in teaching as a profession.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
The current paper reports on research which explored the experiences of six digitally able beginning teachers during their first year in secondary schools. The author used a complexity theoretical framework to examine the barriers and enablers that influenced the integration of digital technologies into teaching practice.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2011
This article draws on possible-selves theory to describe how future-oriented thought provides identity-relevant information and motivation to pursue self-relevant goals. The authors analyzed the expected and feared possible selves of 221 beginning teachers. The analysis revealed four main categories: interpersonal relationships, classroom management, instruction, and professionalism.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2011
This article reports a study that examined the reflective practice of three beginning secondary mathematics teachers participated in a one-year university teacher education program and concurrent professional fieldwork experience or practicum. Results show some improvement in the participants' ability to reflect on their teaching during the practicum, while also highlighting the importance of the practicum school context in their professional formation and professional development.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
This paper reports on an exploratory study of beginning teachers’ experiences in one secondary multi-ethnic school in Flanders. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six beginning teachers and two mentors. The authors concluded that the structural and cultural working conditions as well as the personal belief systems of the teachers were essential to understand the actual impact of the multi-ethnic character of the school on new teachers’ job experiences. Due to the mediating role of these factors, beginning teachers do not consider the multi-cultural character of their working environment as problematic as such.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010