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The author explores how Black faculty mentors make meaning of their engagement with Black undergraduates at an elite US university, while also discussing impediments to establishing mutually beneficial relationships between faculty and undergraduates. The findings suggest that Black faculty at an elite research-intensive institution approached the role of mentor to Black undergraduates in different ways, according to faculty rank, age and gender. The author concludes that even under the constraints of the current system of promotion and tenure, deans and senior faculty can demonstrate the importance of mentoring undergraduate students.
Updated: May. 06, 2013
The authors examined the perceptions of 136 elementary school beginning teachers across a Rocky Mountain state in the US regarding the mentoring support they received during their first year teaching. Results indicate that beginning teachers who received both common planning time with a mentor and release time to observe other teachers rated the mentoring experiences they had as significantly more helpful than beginning teachers who were not provided these mentoring supports.
Updated: Apr. 24, 2013
Literature Review on Induction and Mentoring Related to Early Career Teacher Attrition and Retention
This literature review focuses on mentoring and induction programs as a solution to what is defined as the problem of early career teacher attrition and retention. The authors found multiple differences in both induction and mentoring programs around issues such as who offers them, the length of time for which they are offered, whether they are government mandated, whether mentors receive further education for the role, how mentors and mentees are matched and so on. The authors also found that principals were seen to have a pivotal role to play in the success of early career induction programs.
Updated: Apr. 21, 2013
This article provides a brief overview of Canadian pre-service teacher education. The article also outlines some issues and factors facing and influencing these teacher education programmes, such as declining school enrolment, the use and abuse of technology and social media, the theory–practice divide and accessibility to teacher education programmes.
Updated: Feb. 06, 2013
In this article, the authors examine the career pathways and work experiences of teacher educators in Australia. The findings reveal that the entry of all the teacher educators into teacher education work was often by accident rather than design. Furthermore, many feel resentful that the teaching and administration work that often requires large amounts of time is not recognised as sufficient for career progression. Finally, the role of a significant mentor was critical for many teacher educators in this study.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
This study focused on the guidance of student teachers by means of a mentoring approach aimed at sharing practical knowledge, with student teachers’ learning needs as an emphasis. The approach was built on collaborative lesson planning, enactment, and evaluation. The study followed three triads: student teacher, mentor, school-based teacher educator. The study also examined participants’ appreciation of the effectiveness of the approach and their perception of relevant conditions.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012
Reflection through Discomfort: What Resistance Reveals When Communication Technologies Mediate Authentic Writing Mentorships
This article examines the role that discomfort and resistance played in the experiences of participants by using online communication technologies to facilitate mentor relationships with high school students in writing. The authors argue that the Online Writing Partnership provided the future English teachers in this particular case an opportunity to feel uncomfortable with their approach to student writing during a period when they were not responsible for it and in contexts that were supportive of approaching writing as a process.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2012
In this article, the authors identify what mentor teachers associated with one urban teacher preparation program believe are positive student and associated mentor outcomes that result from student teacher participation in their elementary classrooms. The authors conduct a content analysis of individual interviews with 16 student teacher mentors. The authors also use data from a teacher candidate focus group.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012
Exploring the Use of Critical Incident Analysis and the Professional Learning Conversation in an Initial Teacher Education Programme
This article aims to explore how critical reflective practice within an initial teacher education programme in England is supported through a required course task for student teachers and an associated professional learning conversation with a designated school teacher–mentor. It was found that almost all student teachers seem concerned with finding solutions to their problems or resolving dilemmas, and they value supportive discussion, advice and solutions provided by others, including supervising teachers.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
This study draws data from a public university teacher education program that specifically sought to prepare White, middle-income, novice teachers to work in a large, urban school district. Specifically, the authors sought to find out what characteristics and environmental supports were important to these teachers in their first years of teaching. The results of this study identified seven criteria that emerged from interviews of 12 new urban teachers in exploring what makes them feel successful in their jobs. Themes included access to significant adult relationships, ability to mentor others, ability to problem-solve, hope, high expectations for self and students, sociocultural awareness, and the teachers’ need to access professional development opportunities.
Updated: Jul. 10, 2012