The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin
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.
Fluckiger, Jarene; McGlamery, Sheryl; and Edick, Nancy, "Mentoring Teacher's Stories: Caring Mentors Help Novice Teachers Stick with Teaching and Develop Expertise" (2006). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 7.