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ERIC Number: EJ942575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1540-9392
The Role of Administrators in Career and Technical Teacher Induction
Sandford, Brian; Self, Mary Jo
Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, v5 n2 p188-200 Sum 2011
Now in its 9th year of implementation, Oklahoma's Career Tech New Teacher Induction (NTI) has an overall retention rate of 82.6%. A team approach is used and collaboration occurs between local administrators, a local mentor, and a higher education representative. This manuscript focuses on 3 years of both qualitative and quantitative data concerning the role of administrators in the process. Challenges for the administrators include issues outside the locus of control, accommodating the new teachers as they acclimate, and helping the teacher understand the barriers associated with the lack of teaching and organizational navigation experience. Positives of the process include enhanced communication, teamwork, and active engagement. The overall strengths of the NTI program are its systematic year long approach, its committed participants, and its focus on the retention of new teachers by meeting their needs during the critical first-year experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma