How can universities support beginning teachers?

Hudson, Peter B. (2012) How can universities support beginning teachers? Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 12(3), pp. 50-59.

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Abstract

Many beginning teachers struggle in teaching, consequently, tertiary education has been criticised for not preparing preservice teachers well enough. This qualitative study uses interviews and questionnaires to investigate 10 first-year teachers’ understandings of how universities can support them more effectively. The findings indicated that university preparation needed more literacy (particularly reading and spelling), numeracy, catering for lower socio-economic students, understanding behaviour differentiation, and communicating with parents. A two-prong approach may support beginning teachers: (1) timely induction and mentoring within school settings, and (2) research for advancing teacher education coursework to ensure currency of addressing beginning teachers’ needs.

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ID Code: 56773
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Beginning teachers, Coursework, University-school partnerships, HERN
ISSN: 2158-3595
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Ohio State University Press.
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2013 04:47
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 03:19

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