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ERIC Number: ED560307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 208
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3033-5199-0
Mentoring: A Grounded Theory Study Examining How the Relationship between the Mentor and Mentee Becomes Mutually Beneficial
Martin, David Richard
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
This grounded theory qualitative study examined the mentee/mentor relationship between five first year teachers and their five assigned mentors in a school district in Central Florida. To generate a model that seeks to explain how and why a mentee/mentor relationship changes and evolves from that of a single directional stream of information to that of a bidirectional stream which benefits the professional development of both parties, the grounded theory approach was utilized. Three forms of data were collected: interviews, focus groups, and participant journaling. This data along with artifacts and documents describing the school setting and the use of mentors to support first year teachers allowed for a detailed understanding of what needs to be in place to promote successful relationships among first year teachers and their assigned mentors. The research revealed that in order for the relationship to provide professional growth benefits to both parties a number of factors must be present. The participants must commit to the mentoring process, invest sufficient time for meetings and activities, and become comfortable with each other through honest, respectful and open interactions. It is imperative that school administration thoughtfully pair participants and provide time to facilitate the relationship. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida