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ERIC Number: EJ806975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-11
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
Designing a Successful New Teacher Induction Program: An Assessment of the Ontario Experience, 2003-2006
Glassford, Larry A.; Salinitri, Geri
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n60 p1-34 Mar 2007
Pedagogues and practitioners alike accept the vital importance of an effective professional induction for new teachers. This paper examines the evolution of such a policy in Ontario, from a mandatory pencil-and-paper qualifying test for graduating teacher candidates, to a modest province-wide induction program for newly-hired teachers. It assesses programmatic strengths and weaknesses using both theoretical and practical templates of comparison, and notes the attention devoted to ensuring political validity with interested stakeholders. The authors conclude that the new program combines professional orientation with school-based assessment, while falling short in the crucial area of mentoring.
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 2N2. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail: cjeapadm@cc.umanitoba.ca; Web site: http://www.umanitoba.ca/publications/cjeap
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada