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ERIC Number: EJ916114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Revealing the Principal's Role in the Induction Process: Novice Teachers Telling Their Stories
Bickmore, Steven T.; Bickmore, Dana L.
Journal of School Leadership, v20 n4 p445-469 Jul 2010
As part of a larger study of two middle-grade schools, we interviewed novice teachers, their mentors, and administrators to determine their perceptions of various aspects of a multifaceted induction program. During the initial analysis, stories repeatedly surfaced about the administrator's role in the induction process. Reanalysis of the data revealed a higher frequency of stories about the administrator in relationship to other elements of induction. The narratives of novice teachers revealed the importance of the school administrator in the induction process. The principal positively contributed to teachers' personal needs through interactions and orchestration of a healthy school climate. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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