Something borrowed, something new: Teachers' ideas in the first five years

Year: 1994

Author: Ryan, Maureen, Gay, Jan

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This is part of a five-year study looking at patterns of continuity and change in the ideas which young teachers express about the work of teaching.

The study investigates the interaction between influences on young teachers' ideas which are external to the workplace and those which are a part of the school environment. Such influences include structural and policy changes as well as interactions which teachers have with colleagues, children and parents, in addition to the personal beliefs which teachers express.

In this paper, case studies will present major themes drawn from written documentation and interviews with five teachers.