Fostering Our Next Generation of Teachers: Induction & Mentoring
Quality induction and mentoring plays a vital role for teachers in their first few years of teaching, as they build upon their knowledge and understanding of student learning while honing the skills necessary to become successful teachers. Associate Professor Debra Panizzon spent the past 12 months researching what constitutes quality induction and mentoring in supporting teachers move from the Graduate to Proficient career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. As part of this research, she interviewed newly transitioned teachers and their mentors and evaluators together with a number of principals. Findings highlight the components of quality induction and mentoring, which are articulated in seven case studies of teachers and schools. The report was launched on 29 June 2018.