Date of Award

2009

Publication Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Ed.

Department

Education

First Advisor

Finney Cherian

Second Advisor

Geri Salinitri

Keywords

Education

Rights

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Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

A qualitative case study took place in south western Ontario to ascertain the effectiveness of the New Teacher Induction (NTIP) program when applied to one vocational secondary school. Interviews were conducted to see what teachers perceived to be the relationship between their professional development and practice from NTIP; skills that they developed directly from NTIP; and characteristics of the school environment that effected the program. Further development of teacher identity, improved classroom management skills, deeper understanding of students and use of a computer program were linked to NTIP. Supportive administration enhanced the effectiveness of NTIP. Mentorship had mixed effects upon the program. Suggested improvements included restructuring of seminar topics, improved mentorship, greater flexibility of the program to maximize its effectiveness to a variety of school settings.

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