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ERIC Number: EJ1128748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1855-9719
Scenarios of Mentor Education in Romania--Towards Improving Teacher Induction
Stîngu, Mihaela; Eisenschmidt, Eve; Iucu, Romi?a
Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, v6 n3 p59-76 2016
The aim of this paper is to examine the induction programme for newly qualified teachers and mentor education in Estonia, providing a comparative analysis of existing Estonian and possible Romanian models of mentoring. While the Estonian induction programme has been in place for more than ten years, induction in Romania is a relatively new and has only been mandatory since 2011 ("National Law of Education" 1/2011). The specifics of mentor professional development within the Romanian induction framework have yet to be explicated. This paper proposes two possible scenarios suitable for the Romanian system: 1) long-term regulated academic education (part of master or doctoral level studies), and 2) flexible short-term in-service education. The advantages and disadvantages of both models are examined and ways to overcome some of the disadvantages are identified. Ultimately, the paper proposes that a flexible, needs-driven system which encompasses a degree of choice will best fulfil the professional development needs of teachers who wish to become mentors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania; Estonia
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