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This study examined Israeli principals’ and mentors’ perceived shared responsibilities concerning mentor selection, specific induction tasks, induction success attributes, and their involvement in induction. A total sample of 222 principals and 765 mentors completed two separate online, anonymous questionnaires assessing their perceptions of these aspects. Results show that principals and mentors differ in their perceived responsibilities concerning mentor selection, task responsibilities, and induction success attributes. They coincide on mentor selection criteria and their involvement in induction. Today’s complex, multifaceted induction environments require a reexamination of the principals’ and mentors’ shared responsibilities in the preparation of beginning teachers. The concept of shared responsibilities is discussed.
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