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ERIC Number: EJ862019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
From Theory to Practice: The Experiences of Catholic Probationary Teachers
Coll, Roisin
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v18 n2 p140-159 2009
Drawing on empirical data, this article explores the experiences of newly qualified Roman Catholic teachers in Scotland as they enter the classroom. Set within the context of a longitudinal study that was conducted over a 3-year period tracking the experiences and development needs of Catholics new to the profession, this particular article is concerned with twenty teachers in their probationary year (first year of teaching), from a mix of both primary and secondary Roman Catholic schools in Scotland. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews conducted at the end of the participants' first full year teaching. The findings suggest that the culture and leadership style existing within such schools can have a powerful impact on the behavior and personal convictions of the individual teacher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)