Comprehensive Teacher Induction

Systems for Early Career Learning

  • Edward Britton
  • Lynn Paine
  • David Pimm
  • Senta Raizen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Edward Britton, Lynn Paine, David Pimm, Senta Raizen
    Pages 1-19
  3. Lynn Paine, Yanping Fang, Suzanne Wilson
    Pages 20-82
  4. Senta Raizen, Mary Ann Huntley, Edward Britton
    Pages 83-140
  5. Edward Britton, Senta Raizen, Mary Ann Huntley
    Pages 141-193
  6. Michael Padilla, Joseph Riley
    Pages 261-295
  7. Edward Britton, Lynn Paine, David Pimm, Senta Raizen
    Pages 296-336
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 337-404

About this book


This book provides a detailed examination of how systems located within five countries shape the early career learning of beginning teachers. It describes, discusses and analyzes comprehensive teacher induction found within France, Japan, New Zealand, Shanghai and Switzerland. We refer to the phenomena we observed as induction ‘systems’ because they are am- tious, substantial and established: all beginning teachers in these various locales are served; there are no unfunded mandates; these systems have been in place for 10–25 years. Nevertheless, they are still evolving, und- going review and change – they are dynamic systems. While sharing such similarities, these systems also present striking contrasts in their purposes, policies, program design and the specific activities that constitute them. These induction systems operate within countries having both centr- ized and decentralized education systems, and within large jurisdictions as well as smaller ones. Although we primarily looked at beginning mathe- tics and science teachers of the lower secondary grades, many aspects are relevant to novice teachers of all school subjects at these grade levels, and some structures and insights are germane to the induction of elementary teachers as well.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Edward Britton
    • 1
  • Lynn Paine
    • 2
  • David Pimm
    • 3
  • Senta Raizen
    • 4
  1. 1.National Center for Improving Science Education/WestEdSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State UniversityLansingUSA
  3. 3.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  4. 4.National Center for Improving Science Education/WestEdWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1148-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0133-5
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