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ERIC Number: EJ811817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Peer Mentoring for First-Year Teacher Education Students: The Mentors' Experience
Heirdsfield, Ann M.; Walker, Sue; Walsh, Kerryann; Wilss, Lynn
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v16 n2 p109-124 May 2008
Universities worldwide are developing peer mentoring programmes to assist first-year students' transition into university life. Awareness of the mentees' experiences in the mentoring programme--the successes and challenges--contributes to ongoing planning for successful transition for first-year students. Also, understanding the mentors' experiences can contribute to the success of the programme and, more importantly, can lead to strong self efficacy for the mentors. This qualitative study appraises a mentoring programme for first-year undergraduate students from the mentors' perspective. The mentors' experiences, both positive and negative, are discussed and a relational model of mentoring is presented. The results of this inquiry have implications for the development of future mentoring programmes, particularly in terms of mentor recruitment and preparation, if first-year students are to be effectively oriented and supported in their transition to university study. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia