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ERIC Number: EJ791588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Pedagogical Oversights: Age and Experience in New Zealand's Teacher Induction
Main, Squirrel
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v34 n2 p121-136 May 2008
This article is part of a larger study that is the first to blend qualitative and quantitative methodologies in examining induction programmes in New Zealand primary schools in low-socioeconomic areas. New Zealand induction is nationally funded, but schools are self-managing, so schools create their own support programmes. This research interprets data from a beginning teacher survey to examine school-level variation within the semi-structured national guidelines for induction programmes. After discussing survey design and distribution, pedagogical practices reported in New Zealand induction are reviewed. Interesting patterns surfaced regarding mid-year entrants and older beginning teachers in their second year of induction. Results of factor and cluster analyses performed on the induction-related items are reviewed, particularly in light of age and experience. Lastly, the article concludes with a discussion of findings, international implications, and suggestions for future research. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand