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ERIC Number: ED314375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Mentoring on First Year Teachers.
Chiang, Linda H.
This study examined the relationships between self-concepts of beginning teachers as measured before and after internship experiences with mentors. The expectations and attitudes of 138 beginning teachers participating in the Indiana Beginning Teacher Internship Program were sought before and after participation. Instruments used in the study were the Self-Perception Inventory and Beginning Teachers' Questionnaires. Significant differences were found between beginning teachers' expectations and their actual experiences: there was a growth in the extent to which beginning teachers felt adjusted to their teaching responsibilities and successfully created relationships with mentors. Differences were also found between the beginning and ending attitudes toward education of elementary teachers: increasingly, more consideration was given to new ideas and a new attitude developed toward the mentors, who no longer were seen as interfering with their professional lives. In the area of self-concept, the teacher scale of above average in both the pre-test and the post-test indicated a pattern of persistence. Some suggestions and recommendations are made on implementing a mentoring program. (JSD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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