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ERIC Number: EJ747424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Mentoring: A New Approach to Geography Teacher Preparation
Bednarz, Sarah Witham; Bockenhauer, Mark H.; Walk, Fred H.
Journal of Geography, v104 n3 p105-112 2005
Geography teacher preparation is an ongoing problem for the discipline. Changes in certification requirements and federal and state educational policies have diminished the role of colleges and universities in educating teachers. At the same time, geography education reform efforts have resulted in higher standards and an increased quantity of geography in the curriculum, pre-service programs have failed to produce an adequate supply of highly qualified geography teachers. This paper suggests that geographers implement geography mentoring programs to improve the quality of geography instruction in early-career teachers. A model developed for the national Geographic Society is described. The model uses Teacher Consultants as mentors to assist novice teachers at the stage in their development when they are most ready to improve practice: between years two and five of their career.
National Council for Geographic Education. Jacksonville State University, 206A Martin Hall, Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602. Tel: 256-782-5293; Fax: 256-782-5336; e-mail: ncge@ncge.org; Web site: http://www.ncge.org/publications/journal/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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