Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2006

Journal Title

The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

Volume

72

Issue

3

First Page

8

Last Page

13

Abstract

The article describes the challenges being faced by novice teachers and the role of mentors for novice teachers to stay in the profession and develop expertise. Educators have gathered evidence showing the need for mentors to help novice teachers stay in teaching and develop into master teachers. Longitudinal quantitative studies have indicated that novice teachers participating in this comprehensive induction program improved their effectiveness faster than their peers not in such a program. A frequently cited reason for attrition is teacher isolation.

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