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ERIC Number: EJ833535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
From Paraeducator to Teacher: Perceptions of the 1st Year of Teaching
Rodriguez, M. Victoria
Teacher Education and Practice, v20 n1 p51-66 Win 2007
This article explores the 1st-year teaching experience of five Latino paraeducators. Through interviews, they discussed their challenges and successes, how their experience as paraeducators influenced their teaching experience, and what suggestions they have for schools and colleges to help ease new teachers into the profession. The study suggests that although these teachers were placed in challenging classrooms, they considered their 1st year to be a difficult but successful experience, despite the lack of systematic and institutionalized support from their schools. They stressed the need for experienced and qualified mentors to nurture novice teachers on the basis of their needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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