Title: What are the Effects of Induction and Mentoring on Beginning Teacher Turnover?
Author: Smith, T.M.; Ingersoll, R.M.
Publication Information: American Educational Research Journal; v41 n3 p681-714 2004
ERIC number: EJ727495
Abstract: This study examines whether first-year teachers who participated in induction activities, such as mentoring and collaboration with other teachers, were more or less likely to stay in the profession the following year. Using data from NCES' 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey, the authors researched several questions including the prevalence of induction programs, how many beginning teacher participate, the rates of turnover, and the effects of different kinds of induction activities. The results of this research and implications for further research are discussed.