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Oplatka, Izhar; Eizenberg, Mervar – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
Whereas much research attention has been given to the induction stage of beginning schoolteachers worldwide, there is a limited knowledge base on the experiences of new kindergarten teachers at this stage, despite the different work tasks and contexts of both groups of teachers. Based on semi-structured interviews with 15 Israeli kindergarten…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Career Development, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten
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Oplatka, Izhar – School Leadership and Management, 2005
Based on life story interviews with five women teachers, the current paper provides insight into the relationship between externally mandated change and teachers' self-renewal, as well as into the context facilitating this kind of association. Interestingly, the decision of the Ministry of Education to modify the teachers' area of teaching was…
Descriptors: Females, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change, Organizational Change
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Oplatka, Izhar – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2005
Teachers' career transitions and their positive as well as negative outcomes were left relatively untouched in the literature and research on education. In an effort to fill in gaps in knowledge, this paper reports the findings of a life story study that explored inter-school transitions during the career cycle of mid-career women teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Females, Career Development