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National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Principals have a significant influence on the well-being of novice teachers. In fact, they can be the decisive factor in a new teacher's commitment to staying in or leaving teaching. The quality of the relationship with school administrators is as important to novice special education teachers as it is to novice general education teachers.…
Descriptors: School Culture, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Special Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Novice special education teachers struggle with many of the same pedagogical challenges as their general education counterparts. They often need help learning the curriculum, acquiring and adapting necessary materials, and addressing challenging student behavior. A complicating factor is that novice special education teachers typically have…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Disabilities
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Principals play an important role in new teacher induction. The quality of the relationship with school administrators is as important to novice special education teachers as it is to novice general education teachers. Although special education teachers can benefit from general administrative support, they also may require additional supports…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Principals, Disabilities
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Induction is a term that describes the support a new teacher receives. Teacher induction begins when a new teacher enters the workforce, and it may extend throughout the next several years of teaching. Induction represents a phase in development that focuses on new teachers' concerns and problems of practice. It also serves as a catalyst for new…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Beginning Teacher Induction
Pugach, Marleen C.; Blanton, Linda P.; Correa, Vivian I.; McLeskey, James; Langley, Lisa K. – National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2009
The purpose of this literature review is to explore the role of professional collaboration within the school context as a means of improving the quality and retention of beginning special education teachers (SETs). The assumption underlying the review is that the local school context in which new SETs work should also function as the primary…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Literature Reviews, Educational Quality, Teacher Improvement