ERIC Number: EJ1023491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Collaborative Mentorship: A Mentoring Approach to Support and Sustain Teachers for Equity and Diversity
Lopez, Ann E.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v21 n3 p292-311 2013
In this article, I propose collaborative mentorship (CM) as a mentoring approach to support and sustain teachers in diversity and equity education. CM is theorized as a mentoring relationship grounded in critical dialog between mentor and mentee. Drawing on research conducted in a culturally, racially, linguistically, and socially diverse secondary school in Southern Ontario, Canada, this article examines tensions teachers experience with equity and diversity and the knowledge base necessary for such a mentoring approach. As the schools become more diverse, it is vital that teachers seek out new approaches that respond to the changing social contexts. The findings of my research have implications for teacher professional development and teacher training in discovering new ways to support in diverse classrooms.
Descriptors: Mentors, Models, Equal Education, Student Diversity, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Experience, Secondary Schools, Case Studies, Conflict, Barriers, Classroom Environment, Faculty Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Journal Writing, Shared Resources and Services, Reflection, Teaching Skills, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Literacy, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada