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Mentoring Via E-Learning to Enhance Quality Induction, Retention and Professional Development of Early Career Teachers

Project Member(s): Schuck, S., Hager, P.

Start year: 2003

Summary: This project targets the substantial loss of early career teachers, particularly in regional and rural communities, and seeks to improve the retention rate by developing innovative strategies using e-learning to enhance the quality of professional learning in these crucial years. The project focuses on two key areas of significant interest nationally and internationally: the nature and affordances of e-learning environments for mentoring; and the support, induction and continuing professional development of beginnning teachers. It investigates how these two areas can be best aligned through a study of three interwoven areas: induction, mentoring through e-learning and the impact of contextual factors.

Keywords: Mentoring e-learning induction teacher retention Professional development electronic learning communities

FOR Codes: Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology, Teacher Education: Secondary, Teacher Education: Primary, Telecommunications, The professions and professionalisation, Occupational training, Education and Training not elsewhere classified, Professions and Professionalisation, Secondary Education, Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori Primary Education)