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ERIC Number: EJ995220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Self-Determination: Using Agency, Efficacy and Resilience (AER) to Counter Novice Teachers' Experiences of Intensification
Keogh, Jayne; Garvis, Susanne; Pendergast, Donna; Diamond, Pat
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n8 Article 4 Aug 2012
The intensification process associated with the first year of teaching has a significant impact on beginning teachers' personal and professional lives. This paper uses a narrative approach to investigate the electronic conversations of 16 beginning teachers on a self-initiated group email site. The participants' electronic exchanges demonstrated their qualities of agency, efficacy and resilience (AER), and an increased sense of self-determination as they journeyed through the five phases typical of first year teacher experience. Findings suggest that the provision of similar peer-based support mechanisms would benefit other beginning teachers, perhaps working to counteract current high attrition rates from the profession.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia