ARPHA Proceedings 5: 419-432, doi: 10.3897/ap.5.e0419
The first years of the teacher’s work: risks for the head of the school and risks for an early-career teacher
expand article infoRashida G. Gabdrakhmanova, Anvar N. Khuziakhmetov, Gulshat F. Zinnatullina, Branka Radulovich
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When hiring a young specialist the head of the school knows that he or she must provide support for the young specialist to prevent or at least reduce the problems that the school staff might face. Based on the foregoing, the study aims to analyze the current situation in a rural school that hires an early-career teacher. The article examines the risks faced by the head of the school when hiring a young specialist as well as the risks faced by early-career teachers. This study will help identify gaps in the methodological support provided by the school management aimed at developing the professional skills of early-career teachers. In this study, we used the analysis of scientific papers on the problem highlighted, the survey method, the questionnaire method, the method of comparative data analysis and mathematical methods. The paper presents the result of a survey and questioning of school heads of the republic who have recruited young specialists over the past three years. It also provides the survey results of early-career teachers who have been working in schools of the republic for less than three years. Our research helped identify the risks faced by an early-career teacher in a modern school, to distribute those into groups, depending on the location of the school (urban or rural). The research results can be used to work out special modules, training courses or optional courses for curricula in the teacher training programs.
leader, school, an early-career teacher, risks, professional skills, methodological support.