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ERIC Number: ED524797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
The New Teacher: Career Choice, Placement and Induction
Palmer, W. P.
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This part of the Papua New Guinea new secondary teachers study aimed at finding out more about why teacher trainees at Goroka Teachers College chose teaching as a career. One of the important factors about whether students stay in teaching for a short or a long time is the way that their choices of school are dealt with administratively. Students revealed many errors that occurred in their placement and the study made recommendations for the improvement of these procedures. The study investigated the different motivations that students had when making their choice of school. For example, some students wish to remain close to their own families, whilst others worry that relatives, "wantoks", if too close, will always be borrowing from them. Finally the induction of new teachers into the ethos of the school to which they were appointed was considered: although many schools took induction of new staff seriously and performed well, there were areas in the induction of new teachers which should be improved. This part of the study adds to the papers already held by ERIC (ED501704, ED511850, ED501060 and ED511753), which explain other aspects of this study. (Contains 7 tables.) [This article was published in: "Papua New Guinea Journal of Education" ("Special Issue: The Role of the Teacher: Myth and Reality"), Vol 21, No 2, October 1985, pp.173-191.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea