by Frank McIntyre
by Alex Bozikovic
by Melodie McCullough
Transition to Teaching
This year’s Transition to Teaching study includes a survey of teacher education graduates from 2006. The survey was conducted in spring 2007, toward the end of the first year of their teaching careers.
Surveys were mailed in May 2007 to approximately 40 per cent of the Ontario faculty of education graduates of 2006 who joined the College, and also to 40 per cent of the graduates in 2006 from six colleges in New York State and the University of Maine who became members of the College in 2006.
For College members in these groups who communicate with the College in French, a double sample was selected (80 per cent) to address the distinct French-language employment markets. Smaller samples were used for surveys of graduates of earlier years.
The survey of 2006 graduates received 1,105 responses, for a 29 per cent return rate. Respondents included 157 graduates of French-language teacher education programs and another 104 first-year teachers of French as a Second Language in English-language school boards.
The overall survey results are considered accurate to within three percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The Transition to Teaching study is made possible by grants from the Ministry of Education.
Transition to Teaching 2007