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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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: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
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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