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ERIC Number: EJ1165226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
The Effects of Mentor Instruction on Teaching Visual Supports to Novice, Special Education Teachers
Mrstik, Samantha L.; Vasquez, Eleazar; Pearl, Cynthia
International Journal of Instruction, v11 n1 p411-424 Jan 2018
The use of mentor teachers to sustain the longevity of a novice special education teacher is not a new tactic nor is the use of a mentor teacher's guidance in professional development for novice teachers. This study examines a new method of mentor teachers conducting professional development sessions for novice special educators through the use of short video clips, which can be viewed at the novice teachers' convenience; thus making the professional development more user-friendly and less time consuming for the busy, novice special educator. Three secondary teachers were instructed through video modelling led by a mentor teacher. The researcher used a single-subject, range changing criterion design to show the relationship between the use of mentor video instruction and the implementation of visual supports in participants' classrooms. The results of this pilot study revealed teachers improved their use of visual supports in their classrooms.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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