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ERIC Number: EJ786702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Mentoring and Being Mentored: The Story of a Novice Music Teacher's Success
Schmidt, Margaret
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n3 p635-648 Apr 2008
This qualitative study examined the growth of Jelani, a failing novice teacher who successfully received tenure following his third year of teaching. His progress seemed related to the quality of his relationships with different mentors. An unanticipated factor in Jelani's success was his participation in a university-based program for children, where he served, under supervision, as a mentor for two preservice teachers. In what became a mutually beneficial relationship, Jelani reinforced his new-found knowledge and skills and learned to better describe and assess his own teaching. Among those who worked with Jelani, additional reciprocal mentoring relationships developed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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