ERIC Number: ED240109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
First Years of Teaching: What Are the Pertinent Issues? Proceedings of a National Working Conference (Austin, Texas, 1983).
Griffin, Gary A., Ed.; Hukill, Hobart, Ed.
Sixteen expert educators participated in a working conference on the first years of teaching. The proceedings included two commissioned papers, a panel discussion among three persons engaged in on-going induction programs, and large and small group discussions following each presentation. Kenneth Zeichner's paper, "Individual and Institutional Factors Relating to the Socialization of Teaching," argues that the induction process is more complex, contradictory, and context specific than has been commonly thought. In the second paper, "Learning the Language of Practice," Robert Yinger focuses on the design activities of teaching. Susan Barnes, in the third paper, "Induction Programs: Reports from Three Sites," summarizes the presentations of three people directly involved in established induction programs (Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Florida), comparing and contrasting the features of those programs. In the fourth paper, "Teacher Induction Issues: Themes and Variations," Gary A. Griffin and Hobart Hukill highlight the group discussions which followed the presentations outlined above. Four themes noted as emerging were: (1) roles and responsibilities within teacher induction programs; (2) institutional relationships; (3) expectations; and (4) workplace norms and characteristics. Appended is a list of conference participants. (Author/JMK)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Administrator Role, Beginning Teachers, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Inservice Teacher Education, Master Teachers, School Role, Social Support Groups, Socialization, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Responsibility
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.