Section archive - Beginning Teachers
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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
This two-year research study examined the usefulness of the induction programme for newly recruited teachers in Bedouin schools in the Negev as a unique environment and home for the Bedouin. The results indicate that local teachers value the contribution of the components of the induction programme better than the non-locals and males more than females.In general, the inductees highly valued the contribution of the mentor in the three fields; however, the local new teachers valued the contribution of the mentor more than the non-local ones.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
Perceptions of Beginning Teacher Educators of their Development in Research and Scholarship: Identifying the 'Turning Point' Experiences
This article highlights the blurring of boundaries as beginning teacher educators cope with the varying demands of teaching and research activities in higher education institutions (HEIs) in England. Three cases of newcomers to higher education and working in different HEIs are examined over a two-year period. The concept of the 'turning point' as a betwixt state is adopted to help identify significant experiences which result in a developing sense of belonging (or not) to academic and scholarly life. Four different categories are also deployed to highlight the case studies' understanding of being a university researcher.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010
When Being Able is not Enough. The Combined Value of Positive Affect and Self-Efficacy for Job Satisfaction in Teaching
The authors examine the hypothesis that teaching effectively does not in itself guarantee satisfaction: positive affect and self-efficacy beliefs are needed. Hence, this study examines how good strategies and praxis interplay with positive affect and self-efficacy to determine a teacher's job satisfaction. Self-assessment scales, designed to assess the use of efficient teaching strategies and praxes, self-efficacy in teaching, positive affect and job satisfaction, were completed by 399 teachers.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
This article considers the implications of mentoring for the discursive formation of professional identities of newly graduated teachers in Victoria, Australia. The paper draws attention to the effects of mentoring as conceived in this context on the construction of new teacher identities, the close relationship between professional standards and mentoring, the relationship between mentoring and the performative culture of schools, and what it means to be ‘a good teacher’ within this culture.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
The goal of this study was to determine the implementation and effectiveness of the components of two middle school induction programs. The effectiveness of the elements of these programs was examined through the perceptions of three participant groups – new teachers, mentor teachers, and principals. Data indicated that each element of the induction program – principal and new teacher interaction; mentor teachers; collaborative structures; professional development; and new teacher orientation – met different needs of the new teacher.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010