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ERIC Number: EJ776762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Growing Together: New and Veteran Teachers Support Each Other through Practices that Target the Needs of High School Educators
Gschwend, Laura; Moir, Ellen
Journal of Staff Development, v28 n4 p20-24 Fall 2007
The New Teacher Center (NTC) at the University of California, Santa Cruz has applied specific strategies to provide teachers, induction specialists, professional developers, administrators, and educational leaders with an array of secondary induction best practices that help schools reach their student achievement goals. Induction programs that are catalysts for secondary educational reform have common characteristics. They effectively target secondary teachers' content-specific needs, use mentoring in conjunction with communities of practice, provide content-alike mentoring, fill learning gaps with creative mentoring interventions, and use formative assessment with both new teachers and their veteran counterparts. Secondary schools across the country have added those five components to the foundation of a high-quality induction program to meet the distinct needs of new teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A