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1 - Success From the Start: An In-Depth Look at the Experiences and Outcomes of Early Career Teachers

Sun, April 7, 3:40 to 5:10pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Floor: 200 Level, Room 202C

Session Type: Symposium

Abstract

Early-career teachers represent a growing share of the educator workforce, especially in settings with the greatest student need (Goldhaber, Lavery, & Theobald, 2015; U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, 2014). Existing evidence suggestions that these teachers are less effective than their peers and have higher mobility rates. Schools and districts are grappling with how to retain and support the newest additions to their teaching staffs. This session brings together papers on the experiences and outcomes of early-career teachers that illuminate factors that lead to increased retention and quality. By examining the experiences and outcomes of early-career teachers, the papers in this session offer a number of implications for districts seeking to strengthen their educator workforces.

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