Search results for: Mentoring
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Boundaries and Bricolage: Examining the Roles of Universities and Schools in Student Teacher Learning
This article describes a study that examines the boundary encounter between four sets of three participants on a distance education programme in initial teacher education. The study investigates the boundary zone created when the triad talk about teaching and learning as they collaboratively plan a lesson, and then when they talk about it afterwards. The main focus of the study was on the learning opportunities that are presented to student teachers as they engage in conversations about teaching and learning with their mentor and university tutor.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
In this article, the author uses the stories of three teachers to identify the features critical for successful peer mentoring and its effectiveness for teachers. The author found that an important feature was building a relationship, and also significant features were communication, commitment, and a clear structure.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
Intensive Mentoring that Contributes to Change in Beginning Elementary Teachers’ Learning to Lead Classroom Discussions
In this article, the authors examined whether intensive mentoring program that is devoted to a specific and important aspect of teaching can have an effect on classroom practice. The authors compared between two groups of beginning teachers.The results show that teachers in the district treatment group improved as compared to a similar group of beginning teachers in the district who did not participate in the treatment.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2012
The Impact of Induction and Mentoring Programs for Beginning Teachers: A Critical Review of the Research
The current review critically examines 15 empirical studies, conducted since the mid-1980s, on the effects of support, guidance, and orientation programs—known as induction—for beginning teachers. Most of the studies reviewed provide empirical support for the claim that support and assistance for beginning teachers have a positive impact on three sets of outcomes: teacher commitment and retention, teacher classroom instructional practices, and student achievement.
Updated: Apr. 24, 2012
The Problematic Context of Mentoring: Evidence from an English Language Teaching Department at a Turkish University
The purpose of this study is to investigate the participants’ perceptions and experiences about the concepts of ‘mentor’ and ‘mentoring’. Six English Language Teaching Department (ELT) students, who were in the final year of their training and one English teacher who was the subject mentor of the students at the practice school participated in the study. The findings demonstrate that the students found mentoring useful, particularly in putting theory into practice, and working in an authentic teaching environment. However, the students obviously needed more critical, constructive, structured, and immediate assistance and feedback for their survival stage of teaching, which is an important responsibility of a mentor.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2012
The present paper argues that the lack of attention to mentoring in teacher education reflects Marx’s notion of hidden labor in economic systems. The article draws on discussions from an American mentor teacher advisory council to illuminate otherwise marginalized aspects of mentors’ work. The authors conclude that “intersection contexts”, where the voices of various constituencies in the mentoring of pre-service teachers can be heard, should be developed.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
‘I’m Being Measured as an NQT, That Isn’t Who I Am’: An Exploration of the Experiences of Career Changer Primary Teachers in their First Year of Teaching
This article explores the experiences of three primary school Newly Qualified Teacher career changers from a PGCE primary programme at a university in England. The experiences of the participants’ first year of teaching in their respective primary schools are explored through a constructive grounded theory methodology. The findings have implications for teacher trainers and NQT mentors in that it offers a perspective on the range of experiences career changer Newly Qualified Teachers bring with them to teaching.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
The purpose of this article is to make a contribution to the neglected area of study of mentor training by presenting some examples of innovative practical techniques designed to link theory with practice. The authors' experiences suggest that mentoring presents an opportunity to reevaluate teaching practices in collaboration with a mentee, as well as within a supportive community of fellow mentor teachers, thereby contributing to ongoing learning and development.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2011
This paper describes aspects of research relating to the influences of mentoring on the teaching and learning of academic literacy. This multiple case study, based on the principles of grounded theory, describes five cases. Analysis of each case study separately revealed six facets of academic literacy mentoring at the college.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
The purpose of this paper was to understand whether the long‐held beliefs about the importance of mentoring would be revealed as what actually occurs in an undergraduate research program. The authors describe students’ perceptions of the mentoring process and students’ beliefs about how it impacted their experiences as undergraduate researchers and their development as scientists. The authors also described are professors’ perceptions of their roles and effectiveness as mentors in students’ development as scientists. As this grounded research study shows, students and professors described student gains as increased technical expertise and communication skills.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011