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ERIC Number: EJ1017653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Beginning Teacher Support in Australia: Towards an Online Community to Augment Current Support
Kelly, Nick; Reushle, Shirley; Chakrabarty, Sayan; Kinnane, Anna
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n4 Article 4 Apr 2014
This paper describes opportunities to improve the current support provided to beginning teachers in Australia. It holds that there is a need for approaches that go beyond school-based induction and support. The paper presents data from a survey of beginning teachers in Queensland, with aims to determine current access to support and perceptions about gaps in support. It uses these findings alongside existing evidence to make arguments that some beginning teachers are effectively unsupported and that universities have the potential to play a greater role in beginning teacher support. Further results are used to suggest guidelines for developing a national online community of pre-service and beginning teachers. A case study of a successful online professional support community is used as a model for how this may be implemented.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A