"In 2010 a Massey research team conducted a national survey of prospective mathematics across eight Initial Teacher Education institutions. Some of the main findings of this survey can be found in the publication detailed in the attached information sheet. Following on from this survey we have designed a survey seeking mathematics HODs' appraisal of the cohort as they move into Year 1 of their teaching career.
Your email address has been provided by NZAMT who have endorsed this research. We are inviting all HoDs who have a Year I (PRT) mathematics teacher in their department to take 15 minutes to complete the on-line survey (mostly tick boxes). Data on this cohort will provide a national snapshot of HODs' satisfaction with teacher preparation programmes, views on recruitment issues, and expectations re the trajectory of professional development and learning needs of beginning teachers.
The short on-line questionnaire seeks your views on:
• recruitment of newly qualified teachers,
• preparedness on graduation (and thoughts about the role of ITE),
• their progress during the year,
• and expectations for retention.