ERIC Number: EJ888083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Induction: Making the Leap
Ling, Lorraine M.
Research in Comparative and International Education, v4 n1 p87-96 2009
This article provides a critical examination of a variety of approaches to induction focusing especially upon Australia and other Pacific Rim countries. The question of the purposes induction serves for graduate teachers, experienced teachers and education systems is addressed in terms of whether it is a technical exercise which preserves the existing teacher culture, or whether it is a means to critically approach teaching as a profession and to bring about change and renewal. In an era where the local and the global intersect to bring about glocalisation, it is suggested here that new approaches to induction are required which do more than preserve the status quo or which are narrowly about understanding and official knowledge of the existing systems. A "radical centre" model is proposed which blends elements of the Old Democratic Left and the New Right to provide the basis for a new approach to teacher induction.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Models, Teacher Education, Comparative Education, International Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia