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ERIC Number: ED375112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Our Graduates Have Gone--What Place Now for the School of Education?
Yates, Russell
In 1989, New Zealand abolished the inspectorate that evaluated beginning teachers and made recommendations for certification. Schools were made responsible for the process of induction and recommendation of teachers for registration as certified teachers. The School of Education of New Zealand's University of Waikato developed a partnership with area schools to help them implement this new task. Schools identified three areas of need for the School of Education: support for beginning teachers by enabling them to meet together and share their ideas, needs, and information; support for tutor teachers; and support for the principal and school through visits and assistance in providing another perspective where required. Programs have been developed for beginning teachers focusing on classroom management and organization, planning, behavior management of disruptive children, and subject content. Programs for tutor teachers have made them aware of their legal obligations in respect to the process of registration and have assisted them in developing advisory and guidance skills for their role. The School of Education has arranged visits to principals, tutors, and beginning teachers, with no official or evaluative role. The program is felt to be a positive step to ensure that the links between pre-service and in-service teacher development are established and maintained. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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