Ecological Cycle of the Novice Teachers in the Induction Process

Dayıoğlu Öcal S.

in: Examining the Teacher Induction Process in Contemporary Education Systems, Mustafa Öztürk,Paul Robert Hoard, Editor, IGI GLOBAL PUBLISHING, Pennsylvania, pp.166-187, 2019

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-187
  • Editors: Mustafa Öztürk,Paul Robert Hoard, Editor
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In this chapter, the condition of the novice teachers is scrutinized within Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory (EST). The theory was originated in the psychology concerning human development. The nests in EST are dealt with concerning the novice teachers. “Microsystem” is considered as a professional “family” for them to make them acquire the ecological environment of the school. The parents of the students and the school administrators and the residents of the school environment are included in “mesosystem.” The educational system is totally de ned as “exosystem” and all other systems such as economic and political systems are involved in “macrosystem.” “Chronosystem” focuses on development and transformation of the novice teachers to become real teachers in time. Among these nests, the novice teachers have face-to-face contact with the rst two nests and they have secondary contact with other though they sometimes get a ected more. Moreover, this theory contributes to the professional development of these within the educational socio-cultural context.