Gutke, Hannah J. and Albion, Peter (2008) Exploring the worth of online communities and e-mentoring programs for beginning teachers. In: 19th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2008), 3-7 March 2008, Las Vegas, NV.
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[Abstract]: Education systems worldwide face challenges in retaining and developing beginning teachers against a widespread pattern of significant attrition. This study used interviews with beginning teachers, their mentors and other relevant staff members in the local system to investigate the potential of online communities and e-mentoring to address the problem. The findings support the hypothesis that online mentoring would effectively supplement induction procedures already in place. The initial topics or threads of discussion within the learning community should address issues identified in the study, such as behavior management, interactions and relationships with parents, and assessment and reporting. This will allay concerns by addressing issues seen as most relevant by beginning teachers.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. 'Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2008) with permission of AACE (http://www.aace.org).'|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||mentor, induction, beginning teacher, online|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330100 Education Studies > 330107 Educational Technology and Media
330000 Education > 330300 Professional Development of Teachers > 330399 Professional Development of Teachers not elsewhere classified
|Depositing User:||Assoc Prof Peter Albion|
|Date Deposited:||13 Mar 2008 00:02|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:00|
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