Ready and waiting: Beginning primary teachers in NSW

Marilyn Pietsch, John Williamson

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    this paper, we report on early findings of an ongoing research project into the experiences of beginning teachers in NSW in the course of their first two years in the profession. We argue that from the data already available from case studies and a state wide survey it appears that the employment context in which beginning teachers take up their profession has a significant effect on the capacity of teachers to develop the craft of teaching; on their continuing commitment to the profession; and on their self-confidence and self-image as teachers. This situation has implications for beginning teachers themselves; for the schools in which they work and the students with whom they work; for employing bodies; and for teacher education institutions preparing students to be teachers
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2004 - Making Spaces
    Subtitle of host publicationRegenerating the Profession, ATEA 2004 National Conference
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAustralian Teacher Education Association
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)097523241X
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventAustralian Teacher Education Association Conference - Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia
    Duration: 07 Jul 200410 Jul 2004


    ConferenceAustralian Teacher Education Association Conference


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