Teaching in the Early Years

Are the following questions of interest to you?

  1. Can the sources of attrition within the first five years of teaching be determined?  Why do teachers leave and where do they go?
  2. To what extent are mentorship programs and other induction practices being used in Alberta schools and how effective are they?
  3. How do working conditions and school cultures affect early-career professional development?

If yes, you may wish to read the following report on the final year of a unique five-year longitudinal study of beginning teachers that the Alberta Teachers’ Association embarked on in 2008.

Servage, L., & Beck, J. (2013). Teaching in the early years of practice: A five-year longitudinal study. The Alberta Teachers’ Association.


About J Martens

Educator living and working in Vancouver BC Learning how formative assessment, literacy, inquiry, and technology serve to improve learning and increase engagement (for teachers & students).
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