Dissertation Defense: Stanley Chan, EdD CandidateJune 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Wist Hall 131 or Zoom: https://go.hawaii.edu/kTE
TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR TEACHER INDUCTION PROGRAM FOR NEW ELEMENTARY TEACHERS IN A COMPLEX AREA IN HAWAI'I
This qualitative narrative study explored the teacher induction experiences of new teachers who had only taught between one to five years, in a complex area in the Hawai’i Department of Education (HIDOE). Past research has shown that teacher induction programs can play an important role in retaining and supporting new teachers in staying in the profession. Looking at the larger problem of practice of teacher shortages, HIDOE only retained 51% of their teachers after five years from their initial hiring in 2020–2021 despite supports like induction programs. The research question guiding this study was to explore the various supports that new teachers found beneficial in their respective teacher induction programs.
Five teachers were interviewed and 23 teachers responded to a survey about their experiences. Teacher participants shared their reasons for becoming a teacher, role models that mattered to them, the benefits of teaching, challenges they faced as teachers, and perspectives with their induction. Findings from the study include the importance of relationships, value of mentors, usefulness of feedback, and challenges of teaching. Recommendations for future research and implications for practice are shared.
Committee: Kimo Cashman, Lynn Hammonds, Leah Muccio, Thanh Truc T. Nguyen (Chair)
Department of Educational Administration, Mānoa Campus
Thanh Truc Nguyen, 808-956-6507, email@example.com
Friday, June 16
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Professional Educational Practice Final OralMānoa Campus, Wist Hall 131 and Zoom Meeting link below
Dissertation Defense: Stanley Chan, EdD CandidateMānoa Campus, Wist Hall 131 or Zoom: https://go.hawaii.edu/kTE