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ERIC Number: EJ770535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
What's in a Case?: What Mentors' Cases Reveal about the Practice of Mentoring
Orland-Barak, Lily
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v34 n4 p451-468 Jul 2002
This qualitative study examines mentors' interpretations of their practice as revealed through writing and discussing their cases in a university postgraduate course in Israel. The data were examined for emergent features of the practice of in-service mentoring in the Jewish and Arab sectors within the Israeli school system. Content analysis of the cases and of the discussions that followed their presentation in class revealed a unique "discourse of mentoring" or "language of practice" that reflected mentors' concerns over issues of "accountability" and "boundaries" of roles in their practice. From a programmatic perspective, the study reveals that a university teacher-education course based on case-method pedagogy constitutes a safe and challenging context for mentors to voice dilemmas inherent in their field experiences that are often silenced by the system. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel