ERIC Number: ED173590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Investigation into the Initial Problems of New Lecturers.
Tiernan, P. J.; Kuhl, D. H.
This investigation identified major problems in pre-employment and early employment stages of new full-time lecturers in the South Australia Department of Further Education (DFE). Twelve new and twelve established lecturers participated in a seminar to identify beginning teachers' problems. In addition, slightly less than 32% of the November 1976 to June 1977 intake of DFE lecturers were interviewed. It was learned from the findings that (1) many new lecturers felt inadequately informed by interviewing panels regarding the effect of salary bars and thus their standing within the salary scale structure; (2) most new lecturers expressed surprise that they were not asked to visit the central office within the first five days of commencing duty; (3) quality of teaching was placed at the top of the lecturing priorities list; and (4) all lecturers felt that staff without teaching experience should have adequate supervision. Recommendations were formulated for initial problems affecting new lecturers, educational matters relating to new lecturers, and matters relating to lecturers in general. It was urgently recommended that the lecturer's job profile be determined. (Appendixes include the action plan to investigate new lecturers' problems, a detailed description of procedures used, and recommendations and actions taken.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Beginning Teachers, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Faculty Handbooks, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Preservice Teacher Education, Problems, Professional Development, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Experience, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Australian Dept. of Further Education, Adelaide.
Identifiers: Australia (South Australia)