ERIC Number: ED415194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
From Students of Teaching to Teachers of Students: Teacher Induction around the Pacific Rim.
Moskowitz, Jay, Ed.; Stephens, Maria, Ed.
This is the final report of Phase 2 of a study on teacher training and professional development in the nation members of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Phase 2 examined policy and practices of teacher induction in 11 participating APEC members. This report provides responses to a survey and three case studies. The survey asked Education Forum representatives or issue-area experts about strategies, programs and practices, participation, mentors, guidance teachers, government policies, financing, outcomes, and future plans. The case studies examined teacher induction models in Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. Results showed that promising teacher induction models operate within a culture of shared responsibility and an environment where all professionals take active roles in the acculturation and transition of new teachers. The programs use a multi-pronged set of support strategies, including mentoring, modeling good practice, orientations, and inservice training; they focus on assisting rather than assessing mew teachers. The report includes six chapters: (1) "APEC Teacher Induction Study: Introduction and Methodology"; (2) "Overview of Teacher Induction Policy and Practice: Results of the Exploratory Survey" (Maria Stephens and Jay Moskowitz); (3) "Strangers in Their Own Country: Teachers in the Northern Territory of Australia" (Jay Moskowitz and Wes Whitmore); (4) "'The Training Year': Teacher Induction in Japan" (David Nohara); (5) "Teacher Induction in an Era of Educational Reform: The Case of New Zealand" (Jay Moskowitz and Shelley Kennedy); and (6) "Lessons Learned, Challenges Remaining" (Jay Moskowitz). Four appendixes present a research frame for the APEC study, the APEC member survey on teacher induction, teacher induction program highlights, and 1995 APEC teacher induction study draft site visit guidelines. (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Comparative Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat (Singapore).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Japan; New Zealand