ERIC Number: EJ1001143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Using Facebook to Support Novice Teachers
Staudt, Denise; St. Clair, Norman; Martinez, Elda E.
New Educator, v9 n2 p152-163 2013
Providing quality support for novice teachers as they enter the profession has been an ongoing concern of educator preparation programs. This article describes the efforts of one teacher preparation program in addressing this matter by utilizing Facebook[R] to provide sustained support and professional development for its beginning teachers. We begin this article by providing an overview of significant research relevant to induction programs and the current research related to Facebook. A description of the design and implementation of the program's teacher network is included as well as future implementations of the network and the challenges and successes of the project.
Descriptors: Novices, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technical Assistance, Social Networks, Social Support Groups, Technology Uses in Education, Beginning Teacher Induction, Professional Development, Program Implementation, Program Design, Program Descriptions, Social Capital
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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