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ERIC Number: ED450089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 30
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The Importance of Support through Induction Programming in the Teacher Socialization Process.
Peterson, Karen M.
This study explored the importance of the support component in induction programs to assist beginning teachers in the move through the stages of the socialization process. The study was a dimension of a larger comparative analysis of three exemplary induction programs. Exemplary programs were discovered by letters sent to leading induction researchers requesting recommendations. Program coordinators of nine of the identified programs completed interviews on program organization and demographics, program components, and program excellence criteria. Three university/school district collaborative programs were selected and visited. Mentors, beginning teachers, and administrators completed interviews. Researchers analyzed archival data and made observations. Data were analyzed using in-process worksheets, materials developed based on Bolman and Deal's Four Frames and Peters and Waterman's Characteristics of Effective Organizations. Themes were identified representing variables contributing to the success of these three programs. Of the four frames, human resources had the most variables with strong response in the data. The variable which received the strongest response in the in-process worksheets was the item regarding the personal/professional support provided through these programs. Peer support and confidence building also received very strong responses. (Contains 45 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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