Beyond the Joys of Teaching: Stories from Four Novice Secondary Teachers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jewell E. Cooper, Associate Professor (Creator)
Ye He, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to document four novice secondary teachers' experiences as they progressed from the last year in their teacher education program through their first three years of teaching. Autobiographies, interviews, and focus groups were conducted to record their stories as novice teachers. In addition to the development of their understanding of teaching, their roles and responsibilities as teachers, and their interactions with students and families, teachers in this study also shared their understanding of today's educational context and how it impacted their development.

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The New Educator, 9(2), 98-118
Language: English
Date: 2013
Education, Novice Teachers, Secondary School, Professional Development

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