This is the first of two papers detailing the findings from a tecent New Zealand study of the socialisation and induction of primary school teachers during their first year of teaching. Background information about this study and the methodology used, as well as a discussion of four of the seven major categories of data to emerge from the study, will constitute the basis of the present article. In the second paper, the final three categories of data will be discussed, along with the practical application the findings have for a wide range of personnel connected with the training and professional development of beginning teachers in Australasia.
The First Year of Teaching : A Grounded Theory - Part 1.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 9(1).