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ERIC Number: ED525931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8773-9853-7
Lessons from Beginning Teachers: Challenges for School Leaders
Cameron, Marie
New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Teaching can be an exhilarating and exciting career despite, or perhaps because of, a never-ending round of challenges, difficulties and problems to solve. Beginning teachers face new challenges every day. This book points the way for school leaders to help them meet these challenges and encourage them to stay in teaching. New Zealand is no better at keeping new teachers than school systems in the United States, Australia or the United Kingdom. An alarming 37 percent of our new teachers leave teaching within the first three years. This happens although New Zealand has the best funding for teacher induction anywhere in the world. In "Lessons From Beginning Teachers" we hear the voices of new teachers as they recount both helpful and unhelpful experiences and bring to life research-informed suggestions for strengthening induction and mentoring programmes within schools. This is not a whinging book but it does throw out challenges to school leaders to examine their practice. The real-life examples and self-audit questions provide a framework for discussion and improvement. And there's a free-to-copy chapter full of valuable tips for prospective and beginning teachers. [Foreword by John Hattie.]
New Zealand Council for Educational Research. P.O. Box 3237, Wellington 6140 New Zealand. Tel: +64-4384-7939; Fax: +64-4384-7933; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand