Based on empirical research, including interviews with new teachers, by teachers themselves, this book reveals the complexity of learning in a professional context and gives some basic truths about what really matters in teaching.
Series Editor's preface 1. Linda's story: a new teacher's tale Lesley Walker 2. The early professional learning of teachers: a model beginning Jim McNally, Allan Blake, Nick Boreham, Peter Cope, Brian Corbin, Peter Gray,Ian Stronach 3. A new concept of teacher-researcher? Colin Smith and Lesley Easton 4. Feeling professional: new teachers and induction Brian Corbin 5. Who can you count on? The relational dimension of new teacher learning Jim McNally 6. Making room for new teachers: the material dimension in beginning teaching Phil Swierczek 7. The temporal, structural, cognitive and ethical dimensions of early professional learning Brian Corbin, Allan Blake, Ian Stronach