The experiences of neophyte teachers
a critical constructivist assessment
Goddard, J. TimothyFoster, Rosemary Y.
Teaching and Teacher Education
Interviewed beginning teachers to examine their experiences and the extent to which their preservice programs adequately prepared them for teaching. Results revealed six conceptual and temporal states through which they passed during their initial experiences: archetype; approaching the gates; clearing the gates; the gloss wears off; disillusionment and blaming; and alternate routes across the Rubicon. (SM)