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ERIC Number: EJ811522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
The Newly Qualified Teacher: A Leader and a Professional? A Norwegian Study
Grimsath, Gerd; Nordvik, Grete; Bergsvik, Eli
Journal of In-service Education, v34 n2 p219-236 Jun 2008
This article is based on a Norwegian study. The focus is two-fold, including the views of both new teachers and leaders on the issue of leadership and professionalism. First, the focus is on the way newly qualified teachers describe how they function in the school and kindergarten organizations. The discussion explores how new teachers' meetings with these organizations influence their daily life as teachers, and thereby their progress toward proficiency. Secondly, the focus shifts from the perspective of the new teachers to that of the organization leaders, who emphasize that professional competence is complex. In their view, it includes important aspects of the teacher's role such as authority, leadership and how to act as teachers--important elements in the development of professionalism in this field the first years as teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway