ERIC Number: ED365670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Windows on Teacher Education: Student Progress through Colleges of Education. Phase 4: The First Year in the Classroom.
Renwick, Margery; Vize, June
This document presents findings from the fourth and final phase of a longitudinal study of teacher education. The report is based on data collected in 1991 and 1992 from interviews with 100 beginning teachers trained at the Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch Colleges of Education in New Zealand. The investigation focused on beginning teachers' experiences during their first year in the classroom; their perceptions of how they acquitted themselves as teachers, and their views on the effectiveness of teacher training. Following an introduction that deals with aims of the study, research objectives, and a summary of main findings based on data collected in 1991 and 1992, the report is organized into the following sections: methodology; graduates who did not get jobs; four-year students; beginning teachers; the first year of teaching; the value of the college program; the school and classroom experience; equity issues; the professional development of beginning teachers; and a discussion of issues that emerged. Approximately half the document consists of a series of beginning teacher profiles making extensive use of direct quotations. (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Professional Development, Profiles, Program Effectiveness, Schools of Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Employment, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Experience
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers: New Zealand
Note: For phase 1, see ED 334 163.