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ERIC Number: EJ811759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Coping with Uncertainty in Teacher Mentoring: Cases of Ethical Tensions
Sato, Mistilina
New Educator, v4 n3 p237-251 Jul 2008
This article describes some of the complexity embedded in mentoring relationships among teachers and analyzes them through the lens of ethical tensions. The author draws on three instances from a larger collection of cases of mentoring dilemmas situated within the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards portfolio-based assessment system. The selected cases provide an avenue into the exploration of how mentors cope with the uncertainty related to the ethics of equity, prioritizing values, and the rights and responsibilities of group membership. Both teacher mentoring relationships and the particular circumstances of the high-stakes nature of mentoring within the National Board assessment environment are discussed. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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