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ERIC Number: EJ1015593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Distributed Mentoring: Designing Contexts for Collective Support of Teacher Learning
Khasnabis, Debi; Reischl, Catherine H.; Stull, Melissa; Boerst, Timothy
English Journal, v102 n3 p71-77 Jan 2013
There is an alternative to conventional teacher mentorship. The authors describe and analyze a promising model of mentorship where multiple mentees and mentors, each with varying levels of experience, engage collaboratively in the study of teaching practice. They have found that well-designed contexts in which beginning and experienced teachers engage in educative conversation and examination of shared teaching practice offer avenues for rich learning for all involved. Such contexts must shift mentoring from an emphasis on roles and relationships to an emphasis on supporting the learning of new teachers to do the work of teaching (Feiman-Nemser).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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