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ERIC Number: ED437347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
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Supporting New Teachers: A Report on the 1998-99 Beginning Teacher Induction Program in New Brunswick.
Scott, Neil H.
This document describes the perceptions of participants in the New Brunswick Beginning Teachers' Induction Program (BTIP) for the 1998-99 school year. For the fourth consecutive year, the New Brunswick Department of Education has organized the BTIP in all 12 anglophone districts. The BTIP includes mentor training workshops, district level activities, and local school level activities. Data for this report were collected from beginning teachers, mentors, school principals, and district coordinators in each of the districts. Near the end of the school year, participants completed questionnaires examining their feelings about the BTIP and whether they believed it should continue. Results found overall strong support for the BTIP from all groups. The two problems most frequently reported by teachers and mentors were lack of time to participate in activities and being mismatched with mentors. Mentors believed the BTIP was useful both to mentees and to themselves. Levels of principal involvement varied considerably, and over half of the principals were either not, or only minimally, involved. District coordinators perceived strong support for the BTIP from the Department of Education and district officials. Problems they reported included late additions to the program, not being able to include long-term supply teachers in the program, poor mentoring matches, and difficulty tracking funds. Recommendations for the future of BTIP are included. (Contains 10 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada