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close this bookNew Qualified Teachers: Impact On/Interaction with the System (Trinidad & Tobago) (CIE, 2000, 29 p.)
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View the documentMulti-Site Teacher Education Research Project (MUSTER)
View the documentAbstract
View the document1. Background
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View the document3. Methodology
View the document4. Experienced teachers' perceptions of the value of the present Teachers' College programmes
View the document5. The socialisation of newly qualified teachers into the school working culture
View the document6. The use made by newly qualified teachers of the knowledge and skills acquired at the Teachers' College
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3. Methodology

Newly qualified teachers were identified as those teachers who had graduated from the Teachers' Colleges in the last three years. Eight such teachers were interviewed, six females and two males from five schools in the eastern part of the island. The schools were chosen because they were easily accessible and included both denominational and government primary schools. There were two government schools, one Roman Catholic, one Hindu and one Muslim.

Three principals were interviewed and data were also obtained from a focus group interview with principals. Classroom observation was also carried out with seven teachers, as the eighth teacher did not wish to be observed.