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ERIC Number: EJ1110195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359 6748
The Magic of Mentoring: A Democratic Approach to Mentoring Trainee Teachers in Post-Compulsory Education
Thompson, Carol
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v21 n3 p246-259 2016
This paper explores the impact of subject-specific mentoring within post-compulsory education. Using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews, it considers those factors considered "most useful" to teachers in training. The findings suggest that, contrary to the views espoused by bodies such as the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, mentors have a limited impact on the effectiveness of teacher education. Reasons for this are examined, including the context in which most trainees and mentors work as well as the restrictions created by initial teacher education frameworks. A more productive approach to supporting post-compulsory education trainees is explored through the development of a collaborative and democratic model of mentoring.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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