ERIC Number: ED489296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Supporting Beginning English Teachers: Research and Implications for Teacher Induction
McCann, Thomas M.; Johannessen, Larry R.; Ricca, Bernard P.
National Council of Teachers of English
Why do some early-career English teachers leave the profession while others stay? This book extends earlier research about the concerns of beginning teachers in general and also examines specifically the frustrations of beginning high school English teachers. Based on their findings from a three-year research study, the authors review the common concerns among beginning English teachers and the underlying factors that make these issues distressful; they also describe new teachers' means for coping with difficulties, their journey toward competence and confidence, and the measures that universities, schools, and new teachers themselves can take to increase the likelihood that promising new teachers will remain in the profession.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation, English Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beginning Teacher Induction, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Coping, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Persistence
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.