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ERIC Number: EJ1118450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
A Content Analysis of Images of Novice Teacher Induction: First-Semester Themes
Curry, Jennifer R.; Webb, Angela W.; Latham, Samantha J.
Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v6 n1 p43-65 2016
The powerful nature of novice teachers' experiences in their first years of teaching has been well documented. However, the variance in novices' initial immersion in the school environment is largely dependent on perceived personal and professional support as well as the environmental inducements that lend to novice teachers' success in the classroom. For the purposes of this study, 72 participating novices, who were participants in an alternative certification program, drew representations of their current teaching environments. Of the 72 initial participants' pictures, 58 were used in this content analysis. The interrater analysis involving multiple documentation of codes between and among researches, revealed five themes from the novices' pictures: (a) concerns about students, (b) overwhelmed and struggling, (c) relationships with others, (d) concerns about education quality and excessive accountability, and (e) issues with administration. Implications are provided.
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Beginning Teacher Induction, Alternative Teacher Certification, Work Environment, Visual Aids, Freehand Drawing, Student Problems, Teaching Load, Interprofessional Relationship, Educational Quality, Accountability, Administrative Principles, Mentors, Beginning Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana