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Sunde, Eva; Ulvik, Marit – Education Inquiry, 2014
School leaders are in a position to make decisions that influence beginning teachers' first year in school. The leaders' attitudes to new teachers and mentoring have an impact on such teachers' professional possibilities. Through open-ended interviews, this qualitative study investigates how school leaders perceive newly qualified teachers' needs…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Mentors
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Helleve, Ingrid; Ulvik, Marit – Education Inquiry, 2011
Unlike many other countries, Norway has no induction programme or reduction of teaching load for newly qualified teachers. However, an interesting model has been developed through the "New Teachers in Norway" project. This project involves teacher education institutions and schools, novice and experienced teachers as well as teacher…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Learning Processes, Experienced Teachers
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Ulvik, Marit; Smith, Kari – Education Inquiry, 2011
Practice teaching is regarded as a key component of teacher education and often highly valued by student teachers, even if the aims of field experiences vary from context to context. This article takes a closer look at the practicum in a one-year postgraduate teacher education programme (PGCE) in Norway by listening to the voices of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Graduate Study