ERIC Number: ED265117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug-6
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Some Deductions about Induction.
Fox, Sandra M.; Singletary, Ted J.
A description is given of a teacher induction seminar designed for preservice student teachers and required by the teacher training program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, Wisconsin). The seminar, called "Discipline and Classroom Management," focuses primarily on the assistance/support model of beginning teacher induction. The goals of the seminar are to: (1) develop a psychological support system for the new teachers, focusing on self-perception and attitudes likely to result in increasing commitment and retention; (2) assist the development of methods for solving problems, especially in the areas of classroom management and discipline; (3) help new teachers develop skills necessary to transfer pedagogic theories received in preservice courses into appropriate teaching practices; and (4) provide experiences that help develop professional attitudes and analytic and evaluation skills. This approach to the design and organization of induction seminars emphasizes reflection as a key to problem solving. The instructors act as facilitators in group situational analysis and as questioners to guide individuals toward self-evaluation. The seminar includes many small group activities that provide opportunities to apply analytic skills and discuss implications of theories and practices. Films on discipline and management practices are used, and additional perspectives on the role of teachers as professionals are provided by resource speakers. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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