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Heineke, Amy J. – Language Policy, 2018
The most restrictive language policy context in the United States, Arizona's monolingual and prescriptive approach to teaching English learners continues to capture national and international attention. Five school years removed from the initial implementation, this study aimed to understand the complexities of Arizona language policy in…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Language Acquisition, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Fitchett, Paul G.; McCarthy, Christopher J.; Lambert, Richard G.; Boyle, Lauren – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Previous research has demonstrated associations between teacher stress and occupational burnout, but few studies have attempted to operationalize a central tenet of most stress theories, namely that teachers' appraisals of their classroom demands vis-à-vis their classroom resources is a central driver of vulnerability to stress. The research is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Stress Variables, Risk Assessment, Work Environment
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Ensign, Julene; Mays Woods, Amelia; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: Given the significant challenges facing today's physical educators, the purpose of this study was to examine the expectations of induction teachers and identify the factors in both their personal and organizational environments enhanced or constrained their assimilation into the field during their 1st year. Method: Using occupational…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Interviews
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This article describes teacher education in jurisdictions around the world that have well-developed systems for teacher development. It examines teacher education policies and practices in Australia (with a focus on Victoria and New South Wales), Canada (with a focus on Alberta and Ontario), Finland and Singapore within the context of recruitment,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Education, Educational Policy
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Smart, Fiona; Loads, Daphne – International Journal for Academic Development, 2017
As pressures on new academic staff members increase and change, academic developers need to find different ways of working with them. This paper offers for discussion a new way of supporting early career academics in their negotiation of liminality, the betwixt and between space separating old and new roles. We call this innovative approach…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Innovation, Models
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Hangül, Sükrü – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Aim of this study was to explore and compare beginning teachers' experiences and evaluations about the new teacher induction program put into practice by the Turkish Ministry of Education. According to the directive and training program announced by the Ministry of Education on March 2nd 2016, the teachers who were appointed in February, 2016 took…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
Berry, Barnett; Shields, Patrick M. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Two decades ago, at a time when much of the country faced looming teacher shortages, a number of states invested in comprehensive strategies for strengthening the teaching profession. For example, and drawing upon recommendations from the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, both California and North Carolina built statewide…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Recruitment
Podolsky, Anne; Kini, Tara; Bishop, Joseph; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
To ensure that schools enjoy a steady supply of competent and committed teachers, federal, state, and local policymakers should look to the extensive research literature in this area, focusing on five strategies in particular: strengthening teacher preparation, improving hiring practices, increasing compensation, providing support for new…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Selection, Teacher Salaries
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Behari-Leak, Kasturi – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
New academics entering higher education are especially vulnerable if teaching in a post-colonial classroom is not foregrounded as an explicit part of their professional induction. Drawing on a study of a professional development programme for induction to teaching, this paper explicates how six new academics confront specific challenges of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Development
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Collins, Lauren W.; Sweigart, Chris A.; Landrum, Timothy J.; Cook, Bryan G. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
During the first years of teaching, new special education teachers (SETs) face many unique challenges as they work to establish themselves as professionals. Upon entering the classroom on the first day of instruction, SETs are expected to be prepared, and they are presented with a daunting list of responsibilities and expectations, including the…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Barriers, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Responsibility
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Mitchell, Douglas E.; Howard, Barbara; Meetze-Hall, Melissa; Hendrick, Linda Scott; Sandlin, Ruth – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
Throughout the history of California's Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program, new teachers have reported experiencing substantial tension between the curricular and programmatic demands arising from their induction programs' formative assessment systems and the immediate coaching help they need to deal with day-to-day classroom…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Curriculum, Formative Evaluation
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Dias-Lacy, Samantha L.; Guirguis, Ruth V. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The first year of a teacher's career can determine their longevity within the field of education. The issues of first year teachers were analyzed through a grounded theory qualitative research analysis. The results of this study indicate that a first year teacher may feel stress, lack appropriate support, and may feel unprepared to handle…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Coping, Stress Variables, Literature Reviews
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Tayan, Bilal M. – International Education Studies, 2017
The King Abdullah Public Education Development Project or the "Tatweer" education reforms were created to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Saudi Arabia. It was a response to develop generations of Saudis who would contribute to the economic well-being of the nation. The Saudi Tatweer education reforms have been important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Petersen, Nadine – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper explores novice foundation phase teachers' descriptions of their experiences in the liminal stage between being a student teacher and entering the professional world of the early grade classroom. The term "liminality" was popularised by anthropologist Turner (1969), building on the early work of Van Gennep (1960), in his work…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Semi Structured Interviews
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Magudu, Snodia; Gumbo, Mishack – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article demonstrates, through the example of Zimbabwe, the complexities of micro-political learning during induction. It reports on the experiences of ten newly qualified teachers with micro-politics or power relations in their schools during induction and locates these experiences within the broader context of their professional development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Work Environment, Teaching Experience
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