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42 Professionally Speaking | December 2017 trends in teaching training , Professional Development and early Detachment The last 20 years has seen a drop in newly licensed teachers trained outside Ontario. TEACHERS LEAVING THE PROFESSION WHERE TEACHERS ARE BEING TRAINED ONTARIO NUMBER OF AQs AWARDED ANNUALLY According to Ontario College of Teachers statistics, between 1998 and 2003, 28 per cent of newly licensed Ontario teachers were trained outside of the province. That trend held fairly steady until 2009 when the numbers began to decline. Between 2011 and 2015 just 16.6 per cent of Ontario teachers were trained outside the province. Thanks to the introduction of the New Teacher Induction Program in 2006, the vast majority of Ontario teachers are now participating in formal mentoring programs. In 2003, 17.7 per cent of first-year teachers participated in formal mentoring programs compared with 89 per cent in 2015, a five-fold increase. Professional learning is also on the rise, with more teachers pursuing Additional Qualifications (AQs). Since 2005 there has been an upward trend in teachers leaving the profession early in their careers. However, data from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), reported in the College's report Transition to Teaching 2003, suggest that these rates of early career abandonment of the teaching profes- sion are much lower than those seen in the 1990s, when 20 to 30 per cent of teachers withdrew from the OTPP within three years of enrolment each year between 1993 and 1999. OTHER COUNTRIES REST OF CANADA U.S. BORDER COLLEGES 1998 976 2007 1,601 2017* 525 1998 966 2007 489 2017* 375 1998 655 2007 1,594 2017* 50 % FROM NON- ONTARIO PROGRAMS 1998 29 % 2007 29 % 2017* 18 % 1998 17,783 2005 95 % 2009 105 % 2012 125 % 2015 164 % 2015 32,519 * forecast Percentage of teachers whose College mem- bership lapsed within five years of graduation. 1998 6,329 2007 8,845 2017* 4,395

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