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The Beneficial Outcome of a Successful Mentoring Relationship: The Development of Inclusive Education
In this article, the authors present the mentoring relationship of two teachers at an urban elementary school in Paphos, Cyprus. The authors present how the mentoring relationship of two teachers resulted in the provision of a more inclusive education, not only regarding the two teachers involved in the mentoring relationship, but in the school in general. The data analysis led to the following two assertions: a) the mentoring relationship helped the new teacher to develop more inclusive practices, and b) the mentoring relationship helps in the development of a culture of cooperation between the new teacher and his or her mentor but also helps in the expansion of this relationship throughout the whole school.
Updated: Feb. 09, 2014
This study examined the strategies that mentors adopted in giving actual feedback and the interns' perceptions of this feedback. Eleven participants in this study were five TESOL mentors, one Internship course instructor, and five MA student teaching interns. The mentors’ strategies included a number of strategies considered to be effective in giving intern-friendly or constructive feedback in teacher education contexts, such as the use of questions, the delivery of compliments before criticisms or specific suggestions. The findings reveal that the teaching interns’ comments seemed to indicate that they felt pleased with the feedback they received. The authors recommend that mentors pay special attention to affective factors when giving feedback to the interns to create the rapport with the latter and a favorable atmosphere for their learning.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2013
The Mentoring Profile Inventory: An Online Professional Development Resource for Cooperating Teachers
This article reports on the origins, development and refinement of an online inventory to help cooperating teachers focus on selected dimensions of their practice. 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: Nov. 20, 2013
This paper is the outcome of the authors' reflection and personal experience of mentoring, and they offer it to the field in the hope it stimulates discussion about re-conceptualizing and modeling the mentoring relationship. The authors conclude that the traditional and reciprocal models fail to acknowledge the dynamic relationship between mentor and protégé and the impact of external factors on the dyad. A CAS model, on the other hand, allows for a complex, dynamic, unpredictable, and nonlinear conceptualization of mentoring. It also is particularly useful because of its inclusion of context. Hence, the authors feel a holistic lens like CAS offers a better understanding of the mentoring process.
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013
In this article, the author focuses on ways of embracing and managing a central dilemma of supervision: balancing support with assessment. The author used a case study method to analyze the interactions between eight student teachers and himself, their university field instructor. The author employed at least five different strategies to provide an educative balance of support and assessment of his student teachers’ work and progress: (a) a ‘‘back door’’ critique of their teaching; (b) a depersonalized approach to assessment; (c) a ‘‘green light’’ indication that they ‘‘passed'; (d) humor; and (e) a focus on student learning.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2013
How Is the Internship Going Anyways? An Action Research Approach to Understanding the Triad Relationship between Interns, Mentors, and Field Advisors
The author examines at the relationship between mentors, interns, and field advisors on a theological internship programme from an action research perspective. The author uses the work of Hans Georg Gadamer as a conceptual framework. The findings reveal that three themes emerged: One of the behavioural themes that came out of each interview with the interns and mentors was the as sense of the initial emotional uncertainty it is connected with the field advisor. Another finding that emerged is the role of the field advisor as the reflective friend. The third finding centres on the theme of the field advisor as being an insider/outsider.
Updated: Aug. 05, 2013
The authors evaluate the Team-Taught Cohort Model for preparing pre-service teachers to use technology in their classrooms. This model provides pre-service teachers with an opportunity to integrate technology into a unit based on strong educational theory and current research. The model also provides the pre-service teachers an opportunity to spend quality time in a middle or high school classroom with a mentor teacher while being supported and coached by a team of university faculty members in a technology-rich environment. Results indicate that the Team-Taught Cohort Model is successful in increasing pre-service teachers’ competence and confidence in technology integration in the classroom.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2013
The authors examined the effect of a new academic mentoring program on student academic integration, success and persistence. Specifically, the authors focused on the MIRES program (Mentoring for the Integration and Success of Science Students) aimed at preventing student dropout in math, science and technology. The MIRES program was implemented in two colleges in the Quebec City area. The results showed that participation in the MIRES programs had positive effects on motivation, career decision profile, college adjustment and academic success and persistence of students. The findings also revealed that the MIRES program had a greater impact on the perseverance of male, rather than female students.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2013
This article provides a case study of a student teacher (ST) whose beliefs about social constructivist pedagogy were reinforced by the competing views of teaching and mentoring that collided during her student teaching. This student teacher was assigned to work with two veteran CTs in English. The authors highlight the significant impact of the cooperating teacher’s approach to mentoring on a student teacher’s developing practice. The authors argue that this case study highlights the influence of mentoring on STs’ pedagogy.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2013
Peer Mentoring Styles and Their Contribution to Academic Success Among Mentees: A Person-Oriented Study in Higher Education
This study had two objectives. The first objective was to examine peer mentoring styles and their correspondence to the mentoring styles associated with traditional mentoring. The second objective was to determine whether mentoring styles were related to the academic performance of mentees. The findings indicated three mentoring styles: Motivating master mentoring, informatory standard mentoring and negative minimalist mentoring. The results indicated that motivating master mentoring had a positive influence on poor academic performers.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013