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ERIC Number: EJ821194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Novice Teacher Growth and Personal Models of Mentoring: Choosing Compassion over Inquiry
Young, Janet R.; Bullough, Robert V., Jr.; Draper, Roni Jo; Smith, Leigh K.; Erickson, Lynnette B.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v13 n2 p169-188 Aug 2005
This article presents a model of mentoring which may be used as an analytic tool for reflecting on practices commonly employed in supporting beginning teachers. Eighteen mentors and 36 intern teachers whom they mentored were participants in the study. Analysis of data revealed three general patterns of mentoring--responsive, interactive, and directive--and eight dimensions of mentoring related to: (a) emotional availability; (b) levels of engagement; (c) degree of investment in mentoring relationships; and (d) the capacity for criticalness in their mentoring. Variability among mentors in their ways of enacting the three general mentoring patterns was accounted for by their individual preferences in the eight dimensions of mentoring. Cases representing each general pattern of mentoring are presented, and instances reflecting shifts in general mentoring patterns are explored. Implications for teacher educators who select, prepare, support, or serve as mentors are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Utah