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Mercieca, Bernadette; Kelly, Nick – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper describes the support that Australian early career teachers are accessing through private groups within social media. It presents findings from 22 interviews with teachers who indicated that Facebook was a source of support. Participants describe using private online groups for: (a) support during casual employment; (b) accessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Social Media, Teacher Collaboration
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Kelly, Nick; Sim, Cheryl; Ireland, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper presents evidence from a nationally representative sample of early career teachers about those likely to miss out on formal support, and the employment conditions associated with this absence of support. It uses survey data from the Staff in Australia's Schools Survey. Consistent with existing research, our results suggest a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Surveys, Correlation
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Clarà, Marc; Kelly, Nick; Mauri, Teresa; Danaher, P. A. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper explores the possibility that virtual communities of teachers with large numbers of members (referred to as "massive communities of teachers") can offer support to novice teachers by means of collaborative reflection. The paper examines and conceptualises some problems found in professional massive communities and proposes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Beginning Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Barriers