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ERIC Number: EJ919768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Schools as Professional Learning Communities for Early-Career Teachers: How Do Early-Career Teachers Rate Them?
Lovett, Susan; Cameron, Marie
Teacher Development, v15 n1 p87-104 2011
For teachers, the early years in the profession are critical for developing the knowledge and skills of an expert teacher. The "Teachers of Promise" study examines the experiences of 57 registered teachers who began their employment in New Zealand primary and secondary schools in 2003. The purpose of this article is to examine the extent to which schools employing these teachers are able to enhance the professional learning of their newest members. The article explores the relationship between new teachers and professional learning. Vignettes drawn from the everyday experiences of five teachers new to the profession point to conditions that appear to sustain and/or frustrate teachers in the early years of their teaching careers. The vignettes suggest that the dream of positioning schools as learning communities for students and teachers alike remains far from a reality. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand