ERIC Number: EJ1168557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Mentoring and Teachers' Professional Development in Albania
Gjedia, Robert; Gardinier, Meg P.
European Journal of Education, v53 n1 p102-117 Mar 2018
The role of teachers is becoming increasingly important in advancing student learning outcomes. This article discusses one area that is still in need of significant reform in Albania: the induction and mentoring of new teacher-candidates. Based on a mixed-method study involving 275 Albanian teachers and mentors, it provides insights into the benefits and challenges of current practices. The study identifies a number of key areas in need of improvement, including: the selection of mentors; professional training for mentors; communication among different stakeholders; and overall planning and coordination of mentoring services. These issues are discussed within a wider European policy context that situates mentoring as an important component of teachers' ongoing professional development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Teacher Role, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Teacher Student Relationship, Mixed Methods Research, Faculty Development, Educational Policy, Planning, Barriers, Educational Benefits, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Albania; Europe
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