Getting Ready for a Major Influx of New Professors
With the current affluence of new teachers in the school network, this article stresses the importance of professional integration and the responsibility incumbent on institutions as regards implementing the measures needed to facilitate their welcome and integration process. Given the variety of ‘newcomer’ profiles, the author defines the issues linked to vocational integration: professional development, professional integration and professional identity. She then proposes strategic moments for institutions to get involved in supporting vocational development. This support can take the form of associated programs included in a human resources management policy. The author discusses various programs in light of their specific support goals and, based on documents provided by colleges, proposes a basic restructuring of their welcome and professional integration programs. To do this, she distinguishes between the welcome and the integration facets, which is necessary to clearly identify the goals and the kinds of means to implement, insisting in particular on the contribution of information, individual follow-up, training opportunities, networking and recognition and, especially, an end to the isolation felt by new teachers.
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