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ERIC Number: ED467753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-10
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Toward an Effective Mentoring Program Planning by Using Needs Assessment: For New Elementary Teachers in Seoul, Korea.
Cho, DaeYeon; Kwon, Dae-Bong
This study investigated what new Korean elementary teachers wanted to learn and what experienced teachers, regarded as potential mentors, expected to teach to beginning teachers. The study was conducted to help determine the contents of a mentoring program being developed for new elementary teachers by using needs assessment. Separate questionnaires were administered to new teachers and potential mentors at 30 elementary schools in 1998. Each questionnaire contained 35 items measuring classroom-focused and outside-the-classroom issues. Results revealed that both new teachers and potential mentors reported higher mentoring needs for classroom-focused issues than for outside-the-classroom issues. Of classroom-focused issues, while new teachers tended to weigh the contents related to teaching activities, potential mentors were likely to be more focused on classroom managerial activities as mentoring contents. Of outside-the-classroom issues, new teachers wanted to seek information regarding their school contexts and tasks from their mentors. Potential mentors believed that developing and maintaining successful human relationships with colleagues was the most important content that new teachers needed to learn from mentors. The needs of potential mentors were significantly higher than the needs of new teachers. (Contains 21 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea (Seoul)