ERIC Number: EJ724224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
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What Makes a Good Induction Supporter?
Rippon, Janice H.; Martin, Margaret
Teaching & Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v22 n1 p84-99 Jan 2006
The Teacher Induction Scheme, introduced in 2002, marked the first major change to new teacher induction in Scotland in 37 years. This paper gives an outline of these changes set against developments in mentoring theory in the wider context. It argues that the personal qualities of the induction supporter are crucial to developing an effective mentoring relationship. The views of student teachers are used to describe preferred characteristics of effective mentors and effective induction provision. A person specification is created by the comments of the ''Class of 2002''--the first probationer teachers to have taken part in the Scheme.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Orientation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Characteristics, Beginning Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)