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Standard 2 Resources for Induction

School district shareholders form a team that designs an induction program.

a. A multi-representative team designs the induction program and identifies the process for creating an induction committee that will manage and assess the induction program

Saphier, Jon, Freedman, Susan and Aschheim, Barbara, (2001) Beyond Mentoring: How to Attract, Support and Retain New Teachers (Pages 68-71 are specific to standard 2). TEACHERS21, 2345, Washington St., Newton, MA 02462, Book available from TEACHERS21 Web site.  PDF version retrieved online February 10, 2007 from TEACHERS21 Web Site.

Massachusetts Department of Education, Guidelines for Induction Programs (2001, October). This is a succinct and useful document outlining Massachusetts’s induction program.  Retrieved February 10, 2007 from

Massachusetts Department of Education, A helpful site with links to more relevant resources. Check the Guidelines [PDF] from the list on the left side. Retrieved February 10, 2007 from

American Federation of Teachers. AFL-CIO, Beginning Teacher Induction: The Essential Bridge, (2001, September).  This comprehensive article is an “Educational Policy Brief.”  Retrieved February 10, 2007 from the AFT Web site.

Selected Journal Articles recommended by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved February 10, 2007 from

Britton, Edward, Raizen, Senta, Paine, Lynn & Huntley, Mary Ann.  (2000)More Swimming, Less Sinking: Perspectives on Teacher Induction in the U.S. and Abroad.  Retrieved February 10, 2007 from the Free Online Publications section of the WestEd Web site.

Public Education Network (2003). The Voice of the New Teacher.  This report looks at beginning teachers in the context of the teacher quality debate. Available from the publication pages at the Public Education Web Site. 
Link to pdf file retrieved February 10, 2007.

Alliance for Excellent Education, (2004).  Tapping the Potential: Retaining and Developing High-Quality New Teachers.  The report is available at the Alliance for Excellent Education Web site Retrieved February 10, 2007 from  PDF file Retrieved February 10, 2007 from the Potential/Tapping the Potential.pdf

Thompson; Marnie (2005). The Impact of New Teacher Induction on Teacher Practices and Student Learning. A paper presented April 13, 2005 at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.  Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.  Retrieved February 10, 2007 from

National Education Association (NEA). A Better Beginning: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive. A guide to setting up new teacher support systems.  Washington, DC 20036: NEA New Teacher Support Initiative.  Retrieved February 10, 2007 from

Darling-Hammond, Linda. (1997) Doing What Matters Most: Investing in Quality Teaching. New York: National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future.  Retrieved February 10, 2007 from

Fulton, K., Yoon, I, and Lee Christine for National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (2005), Induction into Learning Communities NCTAF policy paper on comprehensive teacher induction. Retrieved on February 10, 2007 from

Additional Text Resources for Standard 2

Breaux, Annette L.; Wong, Harry K. (2003) New Teacher Induction:  How to Train, Support, and Retain New Teachers.  Mountain View, CA: Harry K. Wong Publications.  Available from Harry K. Wong Publications at

Britton, Edward, Paine, Lynn, Pimm, David and Raizen, Senta (2003).  Comprehensive Teacher Induction: Systems for Early Career Learning. Dordrecht, TheNetherlands and San Francisco, California, USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers and WestEd.  Available from