ADAPTATION CHALLENGES OF NOVICE TEACHERS


ÖZTÜRK M., YILDIRIM A.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.28, no.1, pp.294-307, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.294-307
  • Keywords: Novice Teachers, Induction Period, Adaptation Challenges

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate adaptation challenges of novice teachers during induction period. Through a questionnaire prepared in a cross-sectional descriptive design, the data were collected from 465 novice teachers teaching in randomly selected 8 provinces of Turkey. The results indicated that novice teachers had both job-related challenges and social challenges. The most frequent adaptation challenges were related to (1) workload, (2) social status and identity, (3) supervisors (school principals and inspectors), and (4) classroom management.