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ERIC Number: ED432567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Mentoring and Tutoring as Preparation for Prospective Teachers.
Fresko, Barbara
This paper discusses the benefits of mentoring and tutoring for prospective teachers. Section 1 examines the general benefits of mentoring and tutoring for the mentors and tutors. The benefits include greater tolerance and empathy for individuals and groups in society, greater social awareness, better communication skills, greater self-confidence, and a stronger sense of social responsibility. Section 2 discusses mentoring and tutoring by prospective teachers, noting that this activity enables education students to become familiar with different social groups, to apply and integrate knowledge taught in different courses, and to develop professionally. The mentoring experience can teach education students about themselves and provide a means for testing their suitability to the teaching profession. Research shows that education students who provide mentoring are very satisfied with the experience. The paper concludes that mentoring and tutoring provide prospective teachers with special opportunities in the early stages of their professional development. The experience can have a significant impact on their professional growth by broadening their outlook on teaching and learning. (Contains 30 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel