ERIC Number: ED343870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-18
Reference Count: N/A
The Benefits of Mentoring as Viewed by Beginning Teachers and Mentors in a State-Mandated Mentoring Program. Draft.
Beginning school teachers (N=13), beginning school librarians (N=2), mentor teachers (N=13), and a mentor counselor were interviewed to elicit their perceptions of the personal and general educational benefits of a state-mandated mentoring program. Cited benefits of mentoring for the beginner included: (1) encouragement and support, particularly emotional support; (2) help with the logistics associated with working in a rule-dominated school setting; and (3) help with curriculum and teaching. Cited benefits of mentoring for the mentor included: (1) personal enjoyment; (2) contributing to the profession; (3) rejuvenation and reflection; and (4) learning about new ideas, theories, and techniques from the beginner. Most of the mentors did not favor financial rewards for mentors. In contrast, most of the beginners favored some kind of external reward for mentors. Subjects also provided their views on benefits of mentoring for schools, districts, and children. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Protege Mentor Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (72nd, Orlando, FL, February 15-19, 1992).