Section archive - Beginning Teachers
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The aim of this study is to gain an insight into novice teachers’ diverse experiences. The study is conducted among nine beginning teachers in upper secondary school in Norway. The main findings indicate that there are two sides of the coin of being a new teacher. The beginning teachers want to be recognised as who they are, new to the job, and on the other hand, they want to be accepted as fully qualified teachers.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
This study examines the knowledge of PA instruction of 223 first-year teachers initially certified in special education, early childhood education, and elementary education. Results indicate that significant numbers of beginning special and general education teachers in this sample appear to be inadequately prepared with respect to PA instruction. They have limited knowledge of PA, confuse PA with phonics, are generally unable to select task-appropriate materials or activities, and lack skill in analyzing written words into phonemes.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2009
This research study was designed to inform the development of a new teacher assessment model. This study focused on induction teachers and their mentors/administrators. The findings suggested that participants could find examples of key attributes in videos of teaching practice.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
Degree of Alignment between Beginning Teachers' Practices and Beliefs about Effective Classroom Practices
The goal of the current study was to explore the alignment of beginning teachers' beliefs and practices, in comparison to an experienced, exemplary teacher. To further explore relationships between teachers' beliefs and practices, the authors also explored aspects that might help beginning teachers become more effective. Participants included six beginning primary school teachers and one experienced teacher. Teacher beliefs, classroom practices, and student engagement data were coded from theory-driven and data-driven perspectives.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2009
The author explores the research to practice gap in special education by concentrating on the perceptions and practices of beginning special educators. Specifically, the author seeks to determine the teachers' perceptions of research in general as well as their use of six broad practices that are supported by research for students with high-incidence disabilities. 10 novice special educators participated in this study. The author identifies barriers and facilitating factors.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2009
Improving Preservice Middle Grades Science Teachers’ Understanding of the Nature of Science Using Three Instructional Approaches
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in preservice teachers’ understanding of the nature of science (NOS) as a result of four activity-based interventions. These interventions represent three instructional approaches used in a middle grades science methods course. 10 participants’ understanding of NOS and their perceptions about the activity-based interventions were investigated.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2009
Tailoring National Standards to Early Science Teacher Identities: Building on Personal Histories to Support Beginning Practice
Individual recommendation plans (IRP) for student teaching practice were co-constructed with two methods students. The IRP was based on the select application of National Science Teachers Association’s National Standards for Science Teacher Preparation. The students completed a resume, an interview on pedagogical preferences, and a learning styles survey to determine the reform-based standards and pedagogical approaches that better fit their personal histories and identity formation as science teachers.
Updated: Jun. 15, 2009
Valuing Practice Over Theory: How Beginning Teachers Re-Orient Their Practice in The Transition from The University to The Workplace
This article is about the experiences of beginning teachers in turning theory learned in universities into practice in the workplace. The article argues that, despite long-standing awareness of the theory-practice gap as a central issue faced by beginning teachers, attempts by teacher educators to address this issue remain thwarted. The argument draws on interview and focus group data collected via a study of 1st year graduate teachers of an Australian pre-service teacher education program.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
This research examined the quality of induction of provisionally registered teachers (PRT) (newly qualified) utilizing qualitative 'success case studies' within early childhood, primary, secondary, and indigenous Mori medium settings. The findings of the research highlighted exemplary induction practices across the sectors, with the most important associated with PRTs having access to a community, or 'family', of support during their induction.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
The induction of beginning teachers continues to occupy a significant position on educational policy agendas as a crucial dimension in the formation of a teacher and one upon which an emergent career is built. The article describes induction as it affected a sample of beginning teachers in Northern Ireland, where there is a dearth of permanent positions for those newly qualified.
Updated: May. 25, 2009