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ERIC Number: ED562908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-7857-4
Analyzing Perceptions of Mentoring: Voices of Oklahoma Non-Traditionally Certified Career and Technology Education Teachers
Ellis, Andrea Michelle
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University
The purpose of this research was to examine mentoring practices for new teachers. In an effort to analyze the characteristics of effective mentors and mentoring practices, the primary goal of this study was to determine Oklahoma non-traditionally certified CTE teachers' perceptions of characteristics and elements of the mentoring process from the perspective of the new teacher. This research focused on progressivism as a philosophy through which mentoring theory, learning transfer theory, teacher induction programs, and teacher retention/attrition were studied. Eighty-four non-traditionally certified CTE teachers in Oklahoma participated in an online survey regarding mentor characteristics and mentoring program elements. The online survey used the Mentor Role Instrument (MRI) and the Survey of Mentors of Beginning Teachers (SMBT) in addition to a demographics section. A link to the online survey was distributed via the researcher's email. The results of the online survey were analyzed and statistically significant results were found in many areas. For the MRI, the psychosocial mentor roles appear to be more influential on a positive perception of the mentor than the career development mentor roles. The "acceptance" and "friend" mentor roles had the highest mean score for the participants. All four of the SMBT factor areas ("teacher involvement/support," "staff development," "administrative support," "resource materials") were considered relatively important for mentoring programs by the participants in this study. Of the four factor areas, "teacher involvement/support" held the highest mean score. The protege teachers mentioned having the most difficulties in the areas of "learning district policies/being new," their "mentor not being helpful," and "instructional methods/classroom management." Overall, the protege teachers wanted more "help with culture, procedures, and deadlines" within their positions. Finally, recommendations for further research and recommendations for practice were stated. [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: Oklahoma