From Student-Teachers to Teachers of Students: Beginning Teachers’ Journeys from Pre-Service to the Classroom

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Given the complexities associated with the retention of beginning teachers nationwide, this article serves as a small window to the professional realities and challenges new to the profession teachers face. In this collaborative inquiry, we attempt to uncover and examine key issues pertaining to the pre-service and induction experiences of beginning teachers. We, teacher educators, utilized an inquiry discourse approach to disseminate findings through a collective voice in which we examined issues beginning teachers encounter and support mechanisms needed with the beginning teachers as compared to about them. This article concludes with a list of recommendations for the beginning teachers, school administrators, and teacher preparation programs.

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Okhremtchouk, I. , Jiménez, R. , Rosa, R. , Porter, S. , Bhandal, N. , Cramer, M. , Lang, G. , Magill, K. , Mathrole, R. and Poulin, K. (2015) From Student-Teachers to Teachers of Students: Beginning Teachers’ Journeys from Pre-Service to the Classroom. Creative Education, 6, 331-337. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.63031.

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