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ERIC Number: ED209188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research on the Beginning Teacher: Implications for Teacher Education.
Johnston, John M.; Ryan, Kevin
The knowledge base about the induction of beginning teachers is explored. The first section presents an overview of non-research professional literature published on the beginning teacher in the United States from 1930 to the present. Books, journal articles, and ERIC documents are considered in four overlapping categories: (1) reflective interpretations of beginning teachers' experiences; (2) advice on the first year of teaching; (3) scholarly essays about the beginning teacher and the process of beginning to teach; and (4) reports of beginning teachers' own experiences. In the second section, research on the beginning teacher is reviewed. Induction practices, induction programs, and induction strategies are examined to deliberate actions designed to provide entry level support for beginning teachers. This research is considered in five clusters: (1) the problems of beginning teachers; (2) the psychosocial aspects of beginning to teach; (3) evaluation of preservice and inservice induction efforts; (4) discipline and the beginning of school; and (5) qualitative studies on beginning to teach. Current induction efforts are considered in relation to research on the beginning teacher. In the final section of this paper, an agenda for research on beginning to teach is proposed. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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