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ERIC Number: EJ1015475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Strengthening New Teacher Agency through Holistic Mentoring
Bieler, Deborah
English Journal, v102 n3 p23-32 Jan 2013
If emerging teachers are going to be something more than technicians, they need to reflect on their instructional worldviews, the mission of schools, and their role as autonomous professionals. In this article, the author shows how three pedagogical "moves" she made as a holistic mentor helped her student teachers forge and voice new-found professional identities and a sense of agency when engaged in literacy practices together. The model described here emphasizes the sense of agency that leads to reflection and resiliency. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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