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The current study investigates the roles of mentors and proteges as they manage dialectical tensions in a professional environment. Sixty-two first-year teachers in a county school district in the southeastern USA participated in the study. Regression analyses revealed that both empathic and directive listening helped the protege relieve these tensions. While playful communication did not directly explain relieving protege's tensions, it did predict social attraction.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2011
In this article, the author continues her investigation into the conditions under which people try to listen to a challenging perspective and draws implications for the challenge of so doing for teachers. The author argues that when teachers allow their listening to be interrupted by a challenging perspective, they open themselves to recognition of heretofore tacit beliefs, to new questions, and to new ideas about the resolution of those questions.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010