Induction Experiences and Needs of Beginning Vocational Teachers Without Teacher Education Backgrounds

B. Heath-Camp, W. G. Camp

This reprint, originally published in the Fall 1990 issue of Occupational Education Forum, reports on a national qualitative study of the induction process of beginning vocational teachers who enter the profession without teacher education degree programs--that is, traditional vocational (T&I) certification based on occupational experience and alternative degree certification. Findings indicate that, contrary to popular belief, the life of the beginning teacher is not completely dominated by problems and frustrations. An analysis is provided of the induction experiences and needs of beginning nonteacher education certified vocational teachers that should be useful in planning programs designed for induction assistance and for professional development for that unique population.

MDS-391 / March 1992

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