ERIC Number: ED472332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Science Teacher Retention: Mentoring and Renewal. Issues in Science Education.
Rhoton, Jack, Ed.; Bowers, Patricia, Ed.
This book discusses science teacher retention and renewal, what kinds of problems beginner teachers face, mentoring programs, and intervention programs that support beginner teachers. Chapters include: (1) "Turnover and Shortages among Science and Mathematics Teachers in the United States" (Richard M. Ingersoll); (2) "Comprehensive Teacher Induction in Five Countries: Implications for Supporting U.S. Science Teachers" (Edward Britton and Senta Raizen); (3) "A Review of Literature on the Mentoring and Induction of Beginning Teachers with an Emphasis on the Retention and Renewal of Science Teachers" (Brenda S. Wojnowski, Mary Louise Bellamy, and Sharon Cooke); (4) "Induction Programs for Science Teachers: What the Research Says" (Julie A. Luft); (5) "Needs Assessment for Beginning Teacher Assistance Programs" (Stephen P. Gordon and Jane Butters); (6) "A Systemic Approach to Support Teacher Retention and Renewal" (Michael P. Klentschy and Elizabeth Molina-De La Torre); (7) "Mentoring and Coaching for Teachers of Science: Enhancing Professional Culture" (Kathy A. Dunne and Anne Newton); (8) "Personal Histories Supporting Retention of Beginning Science Teachers" (Charles J. Eick); (9) "The Reemerging Cycle of Teacher Supply and Demand: North Carolina Takes Action" (Gerry M. Madrazo, Jr.); (10) "Collaborative Efforts to Retain New Teachers: A University-School District Partnership" (Denise K. Crockett, Geneal Cantrell, Shirley A. Ritter, and Michael Svec); (11) "ASIST: An Induction Program for Science Teachers" (Nancy C. Patterson, Gillian H. Roehrig, Barbara Austin, and Julie A. Luft); (12) "Honoring Adult Learners: Adult Learning Theories and Implications for Professional Development" (Susan Mundry); (13) "The Model Science Laboratory Project: Lessons Learned about Teacher Retention" (Elnora Harcombe, Linda Knight, and Nedaro Bellamy); (14) "Beginning Teacher Mentoring Programs: The Principal's Role" (Tom David); (15) ""Three Approaches to Retaining Science Teachers: How a District, School, and Individual Teacher Can Help" (Jennifer L. Fong); (16) "Mentoring for Professional Renewal: The Kentucky Experience" (Sharon Brennan); and (17) "Recruitment and Retention of Secondary Teachers in New York State" (Kabba E. Colley). (YDS)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Labor Turnover, Mathematics Teachers, Mentors, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Science Teachers
NSTA Press, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; web site: www.nsta.org
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.; National Science Education Leadership Association.