ERIC Number: ED329519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
The Opinions of Mentors and Beginning Teachers. What Do They Say about Induction? Research Report 91-1.
Reiman, Alan J.; Edelfelt, Roy A.
This paper summarizes and analyzes the results of a questionnaire study of mentors and beginning teachers. The objective of the questionnaire study was to corroborate and extend the information gathered in a previous interview study. Mentors and beginning teachers were presented with statements describing the support given to beginning teachers and the conditions under which beginning teachers worked. They were asked to indicate, on a scale of 1 to 4, what was occurring and what should be occurring. In view of the conclusions from the previous interview study--that strategies should be explored to encourage mentor-novice consultation on higher-level teaching skills and that steps should be taken to encourage the maintenance of a high level of assistance after the first semester and in the second year--this study indicates that capacity building, support systems, and encouragement to try additional practices in mentoring are in order. Ten recommendations are offered. The questionnaires for mentor teachers and beginning teachers are included in an appendix. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Note: For the interview study, Research Report 90-7, see SP 032 904.