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Kirkpatrick, Cheryl L.; Johnson, Susan Moore – Journal of Educational Change, 2014
Research and policy have increasingly focused on the importance of staffing schools with effective teachers. A critical variable affecting teacher effectiveness is the enthusiasm, energy and effort teachers bring to their work, or teachers' work engagement. Better understanding teachers' work engagement and how it may change over stages…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Work Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Kardos, Susan M.; Johnson, Susan Moore – Journal of Educational Change, 2010
Using a sample of 374 randomly selected first- and second-year teachers in three states, this study examines new teachers' experiences of official mentoring during their first year. Descriptive analyses reveal that experienced mentors are generally present in the work lives of new teachers. However, new teachers often have inappropriate…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Change, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teaching Experience