ERIC Number: ED257778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Induction Programs for Beginning Teachers. Volume I. The Problems of Beginning Teachers: A Crisis in Training.
McDonald, Frederick J.
In this first of four volumes reporting the findings of the study of induction programs for beginning teachers, the problems and issues covered by the study are discussed. A description is given of the methodology used in the study, and a series of recommendations for teacher educators and policymakers are offered. In the first chapter, the human experience of the transition period into teaching is considered. Chapter two provides the history, methods, and major recommendations of the study. Chapter three presents different perspectives on the problems facing the beginning teacher. In the fourth chapter, specific kinds of problems beginning teachers have are described. Approaches to solving the problems of beginning teachers is the topic of chapter five. In chapters six and seven, descriptions are given of selected internship and induction programs. Chapter eight describes and analyses policy problems in dealing with beginning teachers. Chapter nine describes the kinds of research needed to define the nature of the problems of beginning teachers. Recommendations and conclusions are offered in the final chapter. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.