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ERIC Number: EJ826588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Teachers' Experiences of Mentoring on a Flexible Initial Teacher Education Programme: Implications for Partnership Development
Pitfield, Maggie; Morrison, Liz
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v35 n1 p19-32 Feb 2009
This article investigates school mentors' perspectives on their role in training student-teachers following an initial teacher education (ITE) programme via a flexible learning route. The paper draws upon data gathered from focus groups and interviews to examine how mentors are redefining their role in response to the opportunities and challenges presented by flexibility. Discussion focuses on the wider discourse around models of partnership and considers the effect of key government policies on partnership development in recent years. The paper concludes by highlighting some implications for both the role of the mentor on a flexible ITE programme and the future evolution of the partnership between Goldsmiths College, University of London, and the schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom