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ERIC Number: EJ883519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
The Hidden Curriculum of a Teacher Induction Program: Ontario Teacher Educators' Perspectives
Barrett, Sarah Elizabeth; Solomon, R. Patrick; Singer, Jordan; Portelli, John P.; Mujuwamariya, Donatille
Canadian Journal of Education, v32 n4 p677-702 2009
This article investigates the hidden curriculum of Ontario's New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP). The study involved interviews with 47 teacher educators from eight faculties of education. Responses revealed concerns about (a) who chooses the mentors, (b) the probationary status of new teachers, and (c) the evaluation of new teachers' competence. In the opinion of some teacher educators, the structure of NTIP may discourage new teachers from critiquing the system that employs them thus decreasing the likelihood of their taking a critical democratic stance in their teaching. These findings have implications for any induction or mentorship program for new teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada