The Role of School Administrator in Providing Early Career Teachers’ Support: A Pan-Canadian Perspective

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Date
2019
Authors
Walker, Keith
Kutsyuruba, Benjamin
Keyword
Early career teachers , Pan-Canadian , School Administrator , Teacher induction , Teacher retention
Abstract
This article is based on an extensive mixed-methods pan-Canadian study that examined the differential impact of teacher induction and mentorship programs on the retention of early career teachers (ECTs). It discusses the findings from the analysis of publicly available pan-Canadian documents detailing the mandated roles, duties, and responsibilities of school administrators in teacher induction and mentorship. It then describes the results of the Teacher Induction Survey (N = 1,343) and the telephone interviews (N = 36) that elicited the perceptions of Canadian early career teachers regarding the school administrator’s role and engagement in effective teacher induction and mentoring programs.