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ERIC Number: EJ818564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Views from the Trenches: Beginning Teachers' Perceptions about Their Professional Development
Bezzina, Christopher
Journal of In-service Education, v32 n4 p411-430 Dec 2006
This paper explores the perceptions of primary and secondary school teachers who are currently in their induction phase (i.e. their first three years after graduation). It reports the views of approximately 300 teachers about their professional development. The methodological approach adopted was a questionnaire survey followed by in-depth interviews of around 18 teachers. The results clearly indicate the type of support that beginning teachers in particular need at the start of their teaching career. It provides feedback as to what the education authorities and schools need to focus on in order to support beginning teachers. The essential link between pre-service and continuing professional development is explored and identified as key to quality improvements at the school level. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malta