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Scales, Roya Q.; Rogers, Carrie – Professional Educator, 2017
This study of teacher leadership in first-year teachers included the following data sources: survey, follow-up telephone interviews, and teacher leader essays. Fifteen novice teachers responded to the survey, while three participated in follow-up interviews. Results suggest ideas of teacher leadership change from pre-service years to the end of…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Beginning Teachers, Certification, Teacher Educators
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Charner-Laird, Megin; Szczesiul, Stacy; Kirkpatrick, Cheryl L.; Watson, Dyan; Gordon, Pamela – Professional Educator, 2016
New teachers enter the field with a passion for making a difference with students, their newly gained knowledge from their preparation experiences, and a sense that there is still much to learn. Faced with the same responsibilities as their experienced colleagues, new teachers also enter the field looking for ways to cope with, adjust to, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Education, Experienced Teachers
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Stanulis, Randi Nevins; Ames, Karen T. – Professional Educator, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine how an experienced teacher learned to mentor as she attended ongoing professional development and worked with first- and second-year teachers across one school year as part of a university/district pilot induction partnership program. The mentoring component emphasized mentoring that was both responsive to…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Professional Development, Evidence, Observation
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Cherubini, Lorenzo – Professional Educator, 2007
The induction of beginning teachers has assumed a burgeoning priority given existing North American preoccupations with teacher retention, state educational standards, and large-scale assessment. In Canada, and especially Ontario, school boards are following the lead of many American institutions in establishing key partnerships with university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Leadership
Romano, Molly; Gibson, Peggy – Professional Educator, 2006
An in-depth examination of an elementary beginning teacher's successes and struggles was conducted to provide insight into the demands placed upon her from teacher responsibilities, her school, the students in her classroom and their parents, as well as the pressures from personal goals and setbacks. Monthly open-ended interviews and a…
Descriptors: Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Johnson, J. A.; DeSpain, B. C. – Professional Educator, 2004
The time, effort, and frustration spent in the publication arena is documented as one of most difficult challenges faced by practitioners moving into the higher education arena. Yet, consistently there is an outcry for expertise from field to enter college and university classrooms. The dilemma, then, rests on how to attract experts from the field…
Descriptors: Mentors, College Faculty, Higher Education, Writing (Composition)
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Sanderson, Donna R. – Professional Educator, 2003
This article shares the results of a study that explored the need, and consequential birth, of a new teacher support group for newly graduated elementary education majors. Constructed of a university supervisor and five newly graduated novice teacher's, this study examines their first semester as classroom teachers. Research related to the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Socialization, School Culture, Elementary School Teachers
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Snow-Gerono, Jennifer L.; Dana, Nancy Fichtman; Silva, Diane Yendol – Professional Educator, 2001
Investigated the experiences of first-year teachers who learned to teach in a Professional Development School and completed an inquiry-oriented, full-year internship. Interviews conducted during the internship and first teaching years indicated that these teachers surpassed the traditional survival stage of novice teachers, had strongly developed…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Yost, Deborah S.; Forlenza-Bailey, Anna – Professional Educator, 2000
Explored the views of beginning teachers who had graduated from an extended teacher education program which highlighted reflection, inquiry, leadership, diversity, and schoolwide leadership projects and action research in the fifth year. Periodic post-graduation interviews indicated that their preparatory experiences, particularly fifth-year…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education
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Yost, Deborah S.; Forlenza-Bailey, Anna; Shaw, Stan F. – Professional Educator, 1999
Investigated beginning teachers' beliefs about diversity issues. Interviews with beginning teachers graduated from a program that emphasized the development of critical reflection and moral decision making indicated that the confluence of field experiences in professional development centers, seminar-related discourse, and critical reflection…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Consciousness Raising, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Diversity (Student)
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Birrell, James R. – Professional Educator, 1994
Reports a study that examined how one ethnically encapsulated white beginning teacher responded to African American students' unfamiliar ethnic behavior. Interviews, observations, and journal data indicated that he was underprepared to teach in multicultural settings and noted that ineffective interracial classroom relationships stifled learning…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Black Students, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness