ERIC Number: ED361306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring Beginning Teachers: Development of a Knowledge Base for Mentors.
Vonk, J. H. C.
The mentoring model described in this paper assumes teachers to be self-directing professionals, and adopts the formalized mentor-protege relationship as the starting point and the individual teacher's professional development as the organizing principle for the induction of teachers into the profession. The essential elements of a mentor's knowledge base are described as: the dimensions in the process of beginning teachers' professional development, which include the personal dimension, environmental dimension, and knowledge and skills dimension; a framework witin which to analyze their classroom teaching and guide them in solving problems; and a teacher's professional learning process model which aims at meaningful learning from experience. One recommendation is that it is best to ensure a strict division between people who are responsible for mentoring and those who are responsible for the final assessment of the teacher concerned. (Contains 46 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands