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Induction into Learning Communities


Induction Into Learning Communities presents NCTAF's vision for new teacher induction into strong schools that support a career of continuous professional growth. The paper examines data on induction's impact on teacher retention and emerging information on induction's effects on improving student learning, and goes in-depth on models of strong mentoring programs in the U.S. and comprehensive induction systems in other countries.

"If America is to meet the needs of 21st century learners, we must move away from the norms that governed factory-era schools.... Transforming schools into 21st century learning communities means recognizing that teachers must become members of a growing network of shared expertise."