Making Sure It’s the Right One: Induction Programme as a Gatekeeper to the Teaching Profession
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Induction programmes including assessments of suitability were introduced in Sweden 2011 and were in use for three years. The purpose of this study is to examine the conditions for and the consequences of giving the induction programme a gatekeeper function to the teaching profession. The empirical basis consists of a web-based survey, which involves approximately 100 school principals and preschool heads. The study shows that the conditions for a fair assessment of suitability were not established. The assessment task was complex; those responsible for the assessments were not sufficiently prepared. The induction employments varied in coherence and in demands. The results support bringing the gatekeeper-function back into teacher education and focusing the induction programme on support and development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017.
Assessment, teacher certification, teacher education, induction programme
Research subject Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Pedagogics; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61090DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2016.1261043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61090DiVA: diva2:1078686
ProjectsLåt den rätte komma in. om lärarutbildningens och introduktionsperiodens funktioner som grindvakter till läraryrket
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2012-5049