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Two facts should be considered by those concerned with the teaching workforce in Israel. The first is that the profession does not attract 'the best and the brightest' needed for education in the 21st century and that for many applicants it is a default option. The second is that rapid changes in the employment market force many workers to abandon one type of work for another. The challenge is to recruit them and then properly train them in both pre-service education and continuous professional development, while creating conditions to insure their retention in the system. In this context the accelerated programs have been found to make a positive contribution. In Israel alternative teacher training programs for retired army personnel are well-known as is the recommendation of the Dovrat committee (2005) to allow graduates with B.A. degrees to enter teaching before obtaining a teaching license.
Updated: Sep. 13, 2017
An Exploration of the Relationships between Mentor Recruitment, the Implementation of Mentoring, and Mentors’ Attitudes
This study examined aspects of mentor recruitment in relationship to the content and logistics of mentoring, mentors’ feelings of role conflict, satisfaction from mentoring, and their attitudes towards the need for matching mentors and new teachers. The results revealed that aspects of mentor recruitment were found to influence both mentoring dynamics and mentors’ attitudes and satisfaction.
Updated: Jul. 11, 2016
This article explores the operation and contribution of induction seminars operated as learning communities for new teachers. Findings showed that seminar discussions focused primarily on coping with discipline problems, building self-confidence, and developing a professional identity. The main contribution of the seminars was emotional support provided in a non-threatening environment.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
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
When Intentions and Reality Clash: Inherent Implementation Difficulties of An Induction Program for New Teachers
New teachers are often required to go through an induction program in order to become fully certified. Induction programs are varied and the overall picture regarding their implementation is uneven. This article addresses the gap between program policy and implementation regarding various aspects of the Israeli teacher induction program.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2009