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ERIC Number: EJ827690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
When Intentions and Reality Clash: Inherent Implementation Difficulties of an Induction Program for New Teachers
Fresko, Barbara; Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n2 p278-284 Feb 2009
New teachers are often required to go through an induction program in order to become fully certified. Induction programs are varied and the overall picture regarding their implementation is uneven. The present paper addresses the gap between program policy and implementation regarding various aspects of the Israeli teacher induction program. Data obtained from program documents, interviews, questionnaires, and observation in a large-scale formative evaluation revealed discrepancies between intentions and implementation regarding all program components. Implementation difficulties are discussed mainly in relation to obstacles inherent in the education system. (Contains 2 tables.)
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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: Israel