Starting out in teaching is "scary" for most new teachers. Here, the practices that beginning teachers found most supportive are highlighted.
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Jennifer Garvey Berger
<p>Jennifer researches, writes, and teaches about leadership development, adult development, and transformational learning. Jennifer explores the workplace as one of the major centres of learning for adults, and she uses her research and consulting to help adults think about their work and their workplaces in ways that help them gain new perspectives and capacities to make positive changes.</p>
<p>Jennifer was an Associate Professor at George Mason University in the US; she has also taught undergraduate, graduate, and professional development courses at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and the Bard Institute of Writing and Thinking, and has worked with NZCER in various capacities from 2006 to date.</p>
<p>Jennifer is a partner at the leadership development consultancy Kenning Associates, and is a fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Jennifer holds a masters degree in teaching and learning and a doctorate in adult development from Harvard University.</p>
Constructive developmental theory examines and describes the way people grow and change over the course of their lives.
The author looks at New Zealand schools and discusses:
- the special demands on teachers because of our self managing schools system
- impacts of curriuculum innovations
- impacts of the ageing workforce, and
- implications for change.