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ERIC Number: EJ864686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Student-Teacher Relationships and Teacher Induction: Ben's Story
Hirschkorn, Mark
Teacher Development, v13 n3 p205-217 Aug 2009
This is the story of a beginning teacher, Ben. Ben was part of a mixed-method, qualitative study directed at exploring the student-teacher relationship experiences of beginning teachers. Time, mentor relationships and student-teacher relationships were all found to play an important role in the willingness, longevity, and efficacy of beginning teachers, as exemplified in Ben's story. Following, and using the context of Ben's story, is a discussion of these themes. This article concludes with a number of recommendations for educational stakeholders to consider as they work to potentiate beginning teachers' induction experiences. This includes a recommendation to situate student-teacher relationships more centrally as they consider support mechanisms for these teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A