Beginning Mathematics and Science Teachers: A New Study of Their Subject-Specific Needs and Induction
Authors: Ted Britton, Ralph Putnum, Lynn Paine

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5. Conclusions

This question of balance and timing in the attention to general and subject-needs tends to be oversimplified and statements of advice on what to do about it tend to be over-generalized. One thing about time seems clear, however. It seems problematic for an induction program that aims to seriously attend to subject-specific needs to only be one year long. Note that all except one program that we studied were two or more years in length. In contrast, a majority of beginning teachers in the U.S. still are currently being served by one-year induction programs.