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ERIC Number: EJ1053502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1947-9727
Improving Mentoring for Beginning Alternatively Certified Teachers: Is Functional Feedback a Viable Means?
Garza, Ruben
Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, v4 n2 p1-17 Fall 2009
Despite a plethora of studies that describe the characteristics of effective mentors and the qualities of effecting mentoring initiatives, the research does not examine the nature of written feedback provided to beginning alternatively certified teachers. In addition, there is a gap in the literature that identifies the most useful type of feedback that enhances instructional practice as part of the mentoring process. This qualitative study examined written feedback provided to 20 beginning alternatively certified teachers. The findings support the use of functional feedback for mentoring and suggest that alternatively certified teachers perceived functional feedback as more useful.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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