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The purpose of this study is to clarify how pre-service teachers perceive mentor teachers’ use of mentoring skills. Sixty stimulated-recall interviews were conducted, each in connection with a previously recorded mentoring dialogue. A quantitative analysis showed that six types of mentoring skills appeared to be perceived by pre-service teachers as offering emotional support and five others as offering task assistance.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
In this article, the authors examined the relationship between mentees’ perceptions of success with the mentoring relationship, and their achievement of the intended outcomes of the program. To examine the complexity of the relationship that can exist between students' satisfaction and students' learning, the authors report data from their own work with high school social studies students. Analysis of survey and interview data collected from mentees showed that they appreciated different experiences than those that led to the outcomes intended by the program designers.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
Assessment of a University-Based Distance Education Mentoring Program from a Quality Management Perspective
In this article, the authors describe and evaluate the efficacy of a unique program designed to mentor university faculty in online instruction. In the DEMP, learning about teaching online takes place when faculty members who possess superior knowledge of instructional design serve as mentors. The mentors engage with protégés, professors who are newer or less experienced in online education. The results of this study indicate that the DEMP is effective.
Updated: May. 29, 2012
The Different Learning Opportunities Afforded Student Teachers in Four Secondary School Subject Departments in an Initial Teacher Education School–University Partnership in England
The present paper highlights how different types of learning opportunities are available in school subject departments for student teachers even when they are working in the same school and within the same PGCE partnership scheme. This article derives from a year-long doctoral ethnographic study exploring initial teacher education (ITE) work with 15 student teachers in four subject departments (geography, history, modern foreign languages (MFL) and science) in one secondary school (for 11- to 18-year-old pupils) in the south of England. The discussion concentrates on three different types of learning were identified in relation to ITE in the subject departments: Learning by imitation, Learning by enculturation and Learning by innovation.
Updated: May. 21, 2012
The main purpose of the present research is to investigate the perceptions of the student teachers regarding mentor roles and create a reliable Mentor Teacher Role Inventory (MTRI) for a distance English Teacher Training context. The analysis shows that the MTRI is a very valid and reliable instrument. The author concludes that an imperative implication of the present study is that a reliable and valid Mentor Teacher Role Inventory is constructed. The analysis of the MTRI yielded mentor dimensions similar to those reported in previous literature increasing the confidence in the stability of these mentor roles.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2012
Dual Roles – Conflicting Purposes: A Comparative Study on Perceptions on Assessment in Mentoring Relations during Practicum
This article describes a comparative study which conducted in Norway, Israel and The Netherlands to examine the perceptions of mentors and mentees the nature of assessment in practice teaching. The participants were 74 student teachers and 52 mentors from these three countries. The authors found high agreement between mentors and students on a number of issues related to assessment in mentoring both in the nature of teaching as well in the process of mentoring. This study also found that there is a similar level of agreement in the three contexts regarding what to assess and how the assessment is done as there is about the mentoring activity.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2012
In this article, the author was interested to learn more about how 1st-year mathematics teachers use questioning strategies as a method for improving student engagement in whole-class discussions. The author observed two new mathematics teacher whom he mentored in the university. The data reveal that during each of their midterm observations, the two teachers were presenting lessons that exceeded 50% of the total class period . Therefore, they spent less time on engaging students in mathematics discussions. After each midterm conversation, both teachers increase the amount of time that students were discussing mathematics.
Updated: Jan. 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
This study explores empirically a two-dimensional model of mentor teacher roles in mentoring dialogues, entitled MERID. The findings indicate that there is empirical support for the model. This model provides a viable tool for mentor teachers’ reflections and, subsequently, for changes in and enhancement of mentor teachers’ role repertoires.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011