The Mentoring Profile Inventory: An Online Professional Development Resource for Cooperating Teachers

From Section:
Mentoring & Supervision
Published:
Apr. 15, 2012

Source: Teaching Education, Volume 23, Issue 2, 2012, pages 167-194

This article reports on the origins, development and refinement of an online inventory to help cooperating teachers focus on selected dimensions of their practice.

The Mentoring Profile Inventory (MPI) helps quantify important features of both the motivating and challenging aspects of mentoring student teachers and provides results to respondents in a graphic, easy-to-understand and immediate feedback report.

Psychometric properties of the MPI are shown to be robust.
Results can be used individually or collectively to facilitate cooperating teacher professional development by providing the opportunity for dialog around a set of common issues.


Updated: Dec. 19, 2019
Keywords:
Cooperating teachers | Mentoring | Professional development | Teacher practices