Teacher guide Improving student writing outcomes through teacher induction

TLF ID S7069

This teacher resource describes the induction program for new and beginning teachers at North Lake State College in Queensland and how it supports the college's literacy initiative, particularly in the early and primary years. Organised in nine sections: Summary; Target student group; Method; Results; Lessons learned; Next steps; Research base; Further reading and links; and Contacts, the resource details how the induction program works and identifies its effectiveness in helping new and beginning teachers to succeed in the classroom, especially in their teaching of literacy in general and writing in particular.

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Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for schools with high proportions of beginning teachers on staff who are also seeking an effective way of improving students' NAPLAN literacy results and their attainment of the English achievement standards from Foundation to year 10. The resource describes the college's induction program in detail, pointing out its record of retaining between 80 to 90 per cent of beginning teachers. This level of success makes the resource particularly useful in relation to the Developing self and others professional practice described in the Australian Professional Standard for Principals.
  • The resource is of value for F-10 schools intent on developing and maintaining an integrated literacy approach across the school in all learning areas as well as effectively implementing content descriptions in the Creating texts substrand of the English curriculum in the primary years. The induction and literacy strategies set out in the resource are also of value in maximising student progress through the levels set out in the Literacy general capability in relation to composing learning area texts.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • English

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
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  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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