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Possibilities for connecting pre-service and induction phases of teacher education

Ritchie, Stephen M. (2007) Possibilities for connecting pre-service and induction phases of teacher education. In Guo, Chorng-Jee (Ed.) Becoming a science teacher: From mentoring to professional development. Psychological Publishing Co., Ltd, Taipei, pp. 343-358.

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Abstract

In the absence of a seamless continuum from pre-service teacher preparation to teacher induction, I explore the potential power of sustaining conversations between university-based teacher educators and their recent graduates during the beginning years of their teaching careers. In this paper, I foreground a study I conducted with three of my former student teachers during the induction phase of their teaching careers in which I established and maintained a support network that focused on a shared interest in teaching with analogies. I discuss the benefits realized by the beginning teachers' participation in the network involving sharing stories of their practice electronically and face-to-face. Based on these outcomes, I consider other possibilities for teacher-induction initiatives.

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ID Code: 14505
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This is the text of an Invited Keynote Speech I gave in Taiwan in 2006. Later it was translated into Chinese by the Editor and published as a book chapter with the above citation. For more information about this book please contact the author.
ISBN: 9789861910246
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Psychological Publishing Co., Ltd
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:37

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