Lessons Learned: New Teachers Talk About Their Jobs, Challenges and Long-Range Plans: Issue No. 1. They're Not little Kids Anymore: The Special Challenges of New Teachers in High Schools and Middle Schools
Publication Date: October 2007
This new report by Public Agenda and the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality finds new teachers in middle and high school feel most vulnerable to challenging teaching conditions. Compared to new teachers in elementary schools, high school and middle school teachers are much more concerned about administrative support, more frustrated by student motivation and behavior, less likely to see teaching as a lifelong career choice and less likely to believe that all students can achieve in school than new teachers in elementary schools. Questionnaire design and analysis in cooperation with REL-Midwest.