Making a Difference: The Role of Initial Teacher Education and Induction in the Preparation of Secondary Teachers

Status: Completed

Dates: 2007

Māori Relevant Content: Yes


  • New Zealand Council for Educational Research (Teaching and Learning Research Initiative)

Project Abstract

This is a national study of beginning secondary teachers. It covers the transition from initial teacher education into the first two years of teaching - the period of provisional teacher registration.  It includes a national survey of graduating students from all of the secondary teacher education providers in New Zealand. This survey explores the preparedness of these graduates for teaching. Case Studies of one hundred of these teachers are also featured with interviews tracking their experiences of teaching at six monthly intervals ending at eighteen months. We have rich data about their learning, induction support, satisfiers, challenges and retention in the profession. Data also includes interviews with those responsible for their mentoring and supervision. The case studies include teachers of all curriculum areas.

Researchers - UC Staff

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Glenda Anthony: Principal Investigator; Massey University
  • Sylvie Fontaine: Associate Investigator; Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)
  • Mavis Haigh: Associate Investigator; University of Auckland
  • Ruth Kane: Principal Investigator; University of Ottawa
  • Ruth Mansell: Associate Investigator; Independent
  • Kate Ord: Associate Investigator; Massey University
  • Brian Prestidge: Associate Investigator; University of Waikato
  • Susan Sandretto: Associate Investigator; University of Otago
  • Cheryl Stephens: Associate Investigator; Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Subject Area: Disciplines