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Master of Arts (M.A.)




One of the trends in modern public schools has been the establishment of some type of orientation program for new teachers. When the yearly increase of the number of new teachers to many systems reached. into the hundreds, the need for an organized plan of teacher induction increased. Some of these formal programs of induction appear to have been planned from projected objectives or needs previously experienced by new teachers. Other program.s of induction apparently evolved without any advanced organized plan. Studies of induction programs made by the Research Division of the National Education Association indicate that formal induction practices have been more efficient and effective than informal induction programs.