oa Mosenodi - The development of a prototype induction model for the teaching profession in Botswana
This paper presents both a generalised model of induction and a prototype induction model specifically designed for the teaching profession in Botswana. During the two year probationary period, which is required of every teacher at all levels in Botswana, no structured procedures are laid down regarding their induction. Research has documented that teachers face many problems during these early years of teaching and that it is during this period that the Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), need support and guidance so as to gain confidence in the decision making processes and general professional matters. The proposed induction model is therefore intended to provide the necessary guidelines regarding the induction of NQTs in Botswana. The induction model was developed largely from a literature search on the induction of NQTs. Some piloting of the induction model items has been conducted and a validation study (pre-testing) of the model is in progress.
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