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ERIC Number: ED553773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 115
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3031-0268-4
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Perceptions of an Induction Program from Beginning Teachers and Teacher Mentors in an Urban School District
Wilson, Nikketta
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Commerce
The educational setting for districts nationwide includes a variety of programs and support for beginning teachers who do not have experience in the classroom. Additionally, school districts nationwide are taking aggressive measures via induction programs to address the attrition rate in education. The various support and guidance that beginning teachers receive may influence their perceptions of induction programs. The Beginning Teacher Induction and Mentoring Grant was developed to improve teacher attrition in Texas. Many school districts across Texas have chosen to participate in the BTIM. The current study evaluated the perceptions of beginning teachers and teacher mentors regarding this induction program. Specifically, the study aimed to determine whether participants felt the program was beneficial and whether the grant was being used for its intended purpose. This mixed methods research study sought to document the perceptions of beginning teachers and teacher mentors concerning the effectiveness of a formal induction program and compare the perceptions of the two groups. The researcher collected qualitative and quantitative data related to this topic via a survey. The quantitative data of the research aimed to reveal the perceptions of the two groups regarding the induction program. The qualitative component of the research consisted of open-ended questions that aimed to reveal common themes of beginning teachers' and teacher mentors' perceptions of the program. No significant effects were found in the study; however, the researcher identified four themes concerning participants' perceptions: positive influence, implementing different strategies, peer observation, and no support or negative feedback. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas