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"I'm finally getting that help that I needed": Early career teacher induction and professional learning

Mansfield, C; Gu, Q; (2019) "I'm finally getting that help that I needed": Early career teacher induction and professional learning. The Australian Educational Researcher , 46 (4) pp. 639-659. 10.1007/s13384-019-00338-y. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper reports findings from a study of early career teachers (ECTs) in Western Australia. The aim of this study was to investigate the professional learning activities of ECTs and the perceived impact of these on their professional development. Data were gathered via two online surveys and interviews. Findings reveal that ECTs participated in a range of formal and informal professional learning activities which were accessed through the Department of Education and their schools. The activities that had the greatest perceived impact on professional development were engaging in informal dialogue with colleagues and participation in an in-class coaching programme. Results lend support to the criticism of the unhelpful dichotomy between formal and informal learning in the provision of professional learning activities for teachers, and ECTs especially. They also highlight the critical role played by relationships and school contexts in ensuring the future generation of teachers are equipped to provide high-quality teaching and will remain resilient and committed to the profession beyond the early career years.

Type: Article
Title: "I'm finally getting that help that I needed": Early career teacher induction and professional learning
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s13384-019-00338-y
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-019-00338-y
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Early career teachers, Induction, Professional learning, Coaching
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Learning and Leadership
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10085648
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