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Book: From Trainee to Teacher

Chapter: From Trainee to Teacher: The Transition Shock

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25164


Chapter 3 outlines and discusses the transition novice teachers must make from their teacher education programs to the first year in real contexts. The chapter outlines the shock that many report with this transition and the challenges they must face in real classrooms and interacting with new colleagues. The chapter points out that many novice ESL teachers report that they feel they have not been prepared adequately for this shock basically because the TESOL profession does not know what novice teachers actually experience during their transition.

Chapter Contributors

  • Thomas Farrell ( - book-auth-418) 'Brock University'