College Calls for Induction Programs for New Teachers
April 11 2003
April 11 (Toronto) - The Ontario College of Teachers has called on
the provincial government to establish and fund induction programs for all
new teachers in Ontario's schools.
The College's Standards of Practice and Education committee has approved the
release of New Teacher Induction: Growing Into the Profession for province-wide
The induction program, including mentoring, is intended to address the effects
of a massive turnover in teachers that is occurring as a result of large-scale
retirements and the entry into the profession of tens of thousands of new teachers
The College makes clear that a mandatory induction and mentoring program must
be accompanied by sufficient financial support to school boards for it to be
For more information, see New
Teacher Induction: Growing Into the Profession and Background
for New Teacher Induction: Growing into the Profession.