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ERIC Number: EJ1169638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
"¡Guiamos!": A University-Based Program for Pre-Service Bilingual and ESL Teachers
Riley, Jacqueline; Muñoz, Ava; Green, Laura Chris; Kim, JoHyun
Bilingual Research Journal, v40 n4 p406-423 2017
The researchers explored the benefits, challenges and preferred methods of communication of those who took part in the "¡Guiamos!" online and face-to-face mentoring program. Participants included 21 novice pre-service teachers who served as mentees and 32 experienced educators of English language learners who served as mentors. To explore the answers to the research questions, participants completed a survey which contained Likert-scale items and open-ended questions. The researchers found that "¡Guiamos!" mentors and mentees rated a large number of benefits highly ranging from the improvement of relationships to increases in knowledge and skills; and in their commitment to teaching. Furthermore, with the exception of not having enough time, participants perceived challenges within the mentoring program as occurring relatively infrequently. In regards to mentor-mentee communication preferences, participants favored email and least favored video-conferencing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: T365Z120058