ERIC Number: EJ868654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Experienced New Teachers
Gant, Angela B.
AILACTE Journal, v6 p29-40 Fall 2009
Although many researchers have focused their efforts on studying first-year teachers, little research has been conducted about experienced new teachers, educators who have teaching experience but are new to a school or school system. This qualitative study of the experiences of three experienced new teachers reveals that many experienced new teachers struggle with some of the same issues as beginning teachers. Eight themes emerged as challenges for experienced new teachers, including: difficulty with the new school culture, trouble learning the curriculum and peer relationships. Practical implications are provided, which are salient for teacher educators who work with preservice and inservice teachers, graduate-level candidates and current and future school administrators.
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Beginning Teachers, School Districts, School Culture, Teaching Experience, Qualitative Research, Color, Coding, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Responsibility, Differences, Adjustment (to Environment), Teaching Conditions, Teacher Orientation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A