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ERIC Number: EJ819897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
A Community of First-Year Teachers: Collaboration between Higher Education and Public Schools to Improve Teacher Retention
Good, Jennifer; Bennett, Joan
New Educator, v1 n1 p45-54 Feb 2005
Teacher retention is a critical problem in public education (Ingersoll, 2002), demanding collaboration between universities and local public school systems. Using veteran teacher mentors employed in a public school system to facilitate ongoing monthly support groups, communities of beginning teachers were formed, embedded within the public schools and drawing upon a university professional development center for resources and administrative management of the program. A complete program description is provided, offering the criteria for selecting mentors, an overview of content and format, and an understanding of the beginning teachers' needs as expressed through their self-initiated curricular development. The advantages and disadvantages of this particular retention model are discussed, demonstrating the strength of fostering partnerships between higher education and public school personnel.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001