Section archive - Mentoring & Supervision
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Opening the Black Box of Field Experiences: How Cooperating Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices Shape Student Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices
The purpose of this study was to describe how six preservice science teachers learn to teach over a year and explain their learning by documenting their field experiences, teacher education courses, and their changing beliefs and practices. The findings reveal that teaching practices were strongly influenced by the cooperating teachers. Initially, all six interns attempted to mimic the lessons they witnessed their cooperating teachers teach. Later, the interns independently implemented instruction that emphasized key instructional or relational strategies as the cooperating teachers, regardless of whether or not they were experiencing success.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2014
The Role of the University Tutor in School-based Work in Primary Schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
This study compares between the views and attitudes of university staff, student teachers and class teachers from the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. This project reveals a reservoir of goodwill between tutors, teachers and students, along with a willingness to engage in dialogue and collaboration.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2014
This study investigated the nature of relationships among student teachers, university supervisors, and cooperating teachers in one UAE teacher education program. The findings reveal that most student teachers preferred the collaborative approach to supervision. The cooperating teachers most often used collaborative supervision with student teachers. In contrast, the university supervisors used directive approach. Moreover, unlike cooperating teachers, university supervisors had negative opinions of the abilities of student teachers in this program.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate the idiographic roles of mentors who supervise student teachers in distance-learning pre-service teacher education programs during practicum. The findings of the study revealed that the cooperating teachers identified the following tasks as their mentoring responsibilities: ‘Providing facilitative information to enhance classroom performance’, ‘Giving constructive feedback on teaching performance’, ‘Helping student teachers form a professional identity and become aware of their professional development’, ‘Providing moral support’, ‘Facilitating socialization of the student teacher’, ‘Scaffolding lesson planning’, ‘Willingly offering facilitative information’, ‘Helping students to use and understand observation forms’, ‘Preparing for the mentor role’ and ‘Interacting with other cooperating teachers’.
Updated: Sep. 29, 2014
This paper advances beyond a definition toward a common framework for specifying mentoring models. Sixteen design elements were identified from the literature. These design elements were tested through specification of two different mentoring models from higher education contexts.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2014
An Online High School “Shepherding” Program: Teacher Roles and Experiences Mentoring Online Students
This case study analyzed a “shepherding program” at Mountain Heights Academy, a fully online high school. The authors found that the shepherding program enabled fully online teachers to provide their students with many of the services typical of on-site facilitators. The roles of the shepherding program included building caring relationships, facilitating content interaction, and providing students with the communication links they needed to be successful. In addition, the shepherding program increased teachers’ job satisfaction, responsibility, motivation, and mental peace.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2014
This article examined the properties of a new induction measure (Langdon Induction and Mentoring Survey [LIMS]) using quantitative and qualitative approaches. The sample included 273 participants: beginning teachers, school-appointed mentor teachers, classroom teachers, and school leaders from public schools in New Zealand. The authors argue that the LIMS serves to address the significant gap between the need and the availability of viable measures of induction and mentoring programmes for beginning teachers. The LIMS was found to be psychometrically sound for this sample. In addition, this analysis indicated that significant differences were found in perceptions of programme quality between the school leaders and teaching staff, with school leaders demonstrating the highest positive responses and the classroom teachers the lowest positive responses.
Updated: Apr. 02, 2014
There is difficulty finding induction-level mentors that possess similar or the same teaching credentials or teaching assignments as mentees in the same schools or geographical regions, due to the various skill-levels of beginning special education teachers in schools and the small number of current special educators in each school who could serve as mentors. This article presents the findings from research using a mixed methods design investigating novice special education teacher knowledge of professional competencies and the participant’s perceptions of effectiveness of induction-level mentoring through the pilot use of an electronic mentoring program.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2014
This study aimed at developing a culturally responsive scheme for inducting and mentoring Emirati novice teachers. The aim of this study was to reach consensus over the different components necessary for an induction programme responsive to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) context. Utilising a modified Delphi technique, quantitative and qualitative data were collected over three rounds. The scheme shares many of the bases of induction and mentoring programmes. However, three differences are evident: formative and summative assessments are carried out by a committee, the programme should only last for one year, and passing the induction programme should be enough – no teaching licence exam is required.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014
Effects of Coaching on Teachers’ Use of Function-Based Interventions for Students With Severe Disabilities
The present study used a delayed multiple-baseline across-participants design to analyze the effects of coaching on special education teachers’ implementation of function-based interventions with students with severe disabilities. This study also examined the extent to which teachers could generalize function-based interventions to different situations. In addition, this study examined the effects of function-based interventions on students’ problem and replacement behaviors. Results indicated a functional relationship between coaching and an increase in teacher fidelity scores. Teachers generalized the strategies to other situations with the target students.
Updated: Feb. 19, 2014