Thursday, April 21

Teacher Induction and Mentoring

Questions related to teacher recruitment, performance, and retention are critical to our current emphasis on school accountability. Without well-prepared teachers who remain in the profession, schools will have difficulty in meeting the demands of the current environment of accountability. Even fully credentialed teachers enter the classroom still in a learning mode. If they do not master their work, they either leave the profession or fail to serve their students well. Consequently, support in the induction years (up to 5 years from entry into the profession) offers promise for improving schools.


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