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ERIC Number: EJ888078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
Towards a Formalised Teacher Induction System: The Macau Experience
Vong, Sou-Kuan; Wong, Matilda
Research in Comparative and International Education, v4 n1 p34-41 2009
This article discusses the importance of teacher induction not only for sustaining teacher retention and reducing attrition, but also for supporting beginning teachers, helping them develop professionally as they progress within the profession and enhancing effective teaching and learning. While acknowledging the importance of teacher induction, the article examines the development of teacher education in Macau and attempts to analyse the reasons for the absence of a formal teacher induction system at present. It discusses how informal developments in pre-service teacher preparation that have taken place could be considered as a sort of "gradual induction" to help Macau teachers assimilate into the profession and how these developments could be facilitated for the future. The article concludes by suggesting that, to ensure quality and on-going professional development, a formal teacher induction system or programme in the form of a university and school partnership is desirable. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China