Teaching’s Characteristics: Novices Talk about Teaching

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The purpose of this study is to explore common themes emerging from lived experiences of novices’ teachers regarding the main characteristics of the teaching profession as they surface from their personal diaries kept in the first year of their work. Findings from the diaries indicate that teaching was described, as an experiential profession and unique for each teacher. Other characteristics are direct towards the contextually of the profession, its complexity and its pluralism. Relating to these teaching’ characteristics before the induction phase, during the clinical training may reduce the induction' shock, and even reduce novices’ dropout from teaching.

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Maskit, D. (2014) Teaching’s Characteristics: Novices Talk about Teaching. Creative Education, 5, 1305-1313. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.514149.

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