ERIC Number: EJ822542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Mentoring Beginning Teachers: What We Know and What We Don't
Hobson, Andrew J.; Ashby, Patricia; Malderez, Angi; Tomlinson, Peter D.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n1 p207-216 Jan 2009
This article reports the findings of a review of the international research literature on mentoring beginning teachers. Research identifies a range of potential benefits and costs associated with mentoring, and suggests that the key to maximising the former and minimising the latter lies in the realization of a number of conditions for successful mentoring, such as the effective selection and preparation of mentors. We also highlight a number of limitations in the current evidence base on beginner teacher mentoring. Some implications, for the practice of teacher educators, for policy-makers and for future research, are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
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