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ERIC Number: EJ818569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Context and Learning Factors in the Development of Teacher Identity: A Case Study of Newly Qualified Teachers during Their Induction Year
Findlay, Kate
Journal of In-service Education, v32 n4 p511-532 Dec 2006
This paper reports on a small-scale case study of five newly qualified teachers in one school. The aim of the study was to identify the context and learning factors that enable and constrain the professional growth of new teachers, and to locate the place of formal induction arrangements within the broader experiences of the first year in teaching. The research adopts a narrative-biographical approach, combined with a micro-political perspective, and draws on the findings reported by Michael Eraut concerning the learning and context factors that affect professional growth in other domains. The findings suggest that more attention to these factors could inform the implementation of formal induction procedures and make the process more meaningful for beginning teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom