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ERIC Number: EJ787156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Retaining Alternate Route Teachers: The Power of Professional Integration in Teacher Preparation and Induction
Jorissen, Kathleen Topolka
High School Journal, v86 n1 p45-56 Oct-Nov 2002
This study describes and assesses factors contributing to the support and satisfaction of seven graduates of an alternate route program during their preparation and first two years of teaching. Participating in a cohort, completing a full year internship prior to assuming teaching responsibilities, and receiving mentor support during a full year internship were the most beneficial and satisfying components of the preparation program. Although colleagues were identified as an important source of support during the induction period, the support of the building principal was particularly critical. The findings imply the importance of formal and informal structures along the continuum of teacher preparation and induction to promote professional integration and retention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A