Section archive - Beginning Teachers
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How Beginning Special and General Education Elementary Teachers Negotiate Role Expectations and Access Professional Resources
The purposes of this study were twofold: (1) to explicate differences in the curricular, instructional, and role expectations experienced by beginning special and general education elementary teachers, and (2) to document variations in how novices from both groups addressed expectations they encountered. The study found considerable differences in the curricular expectations placed on novice special education and general education teachers, the students they were assigned, and the classrooms and physical settings in which they were expected to work.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011
Learning from Young Adolescents: The Use of Structured Teacher Education Coursework to Help Beginning Teachers Investigate Middle School Students' Intellectual Capabilities
In this article, the authors discuss findings from a case study in which beginning secondary social studies teachers interviewed young adolescents with the goal of unearthing and possibly challenging the teachers' beliefs about middle school students’ capabilities in social studies. The results of this study suggest that the coursework showed potential for shifting teachers’ views of young adolescents’ intellectual capabilities and, in some cases, shaping new commitments to teaching middle school students.
Updated: Sep. 20, 2011
Professional Learning Places and Spaces: The Staffroom as a Site of Beginning Teacher Induction and Transition
This article argues that the staffroom is an important professional learning space where beginning teachers interact to understand who they are and the nature of their professional work. The authors highlight the theoretical importance of space and place in the construction and negotiation of beginning teacher subjectivities. The authors conclude by calling for greater research attention to the significance of the staffroom and its interaction with teacher subjectivities.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2011
‘I’m Being Measured as an NQT, That Isn’t Who I Am’: An Exploration of the Experiences of Career Changer Primary Teachers in their First Year of Teaching
This article explores the experiences of three primary school Newly Qualified Teacher career changers from a PGCE primary programme at a university in England. The experiences of the participants’ first year of teaching in their respective primary schools are explored through a constructive grounded theory methodology. The findings have implications for teacher trainers and NQT mentors in that it offers a perspective on the range of experiences career changer Newly Qualified Teachers bring with them to teaching.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
This article presents dispositions supporting the teaching of science as structured inquiry by four elementary candidates. Supportive dispositions included curiosity and questioning, investigating first-hand, learning together, and active learning. These dispositions supported early science teaching despite candidates limited science content knowledge, and may contribute to candidates’ further learning of science.
Updated: May. 13, 2011
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
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
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
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