ERIC Number: EJ828872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Mentoring Trainee Teachers: How Can Mentors Use Research?
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v17 n1 p53-66 Feb 2009
This review explores ways in which the mentors of trainee teachers can use research as a means of questioning, understanding and improving their own practices. The first part presents an overview of empirical and theoretical research into mentoring relationships. The second part presents four ways in which mentors might engage with this literature: (1) generalisations, generated by research, can inform practice directly; (2) mentoring can be better understood by reference to theoretical frameworks derived from the literature; (3) in-depth case studies can provide vicarious experiences of mentoring; and (4) mentors might use research methods to inquire into their own practice.
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Mentors, Research Utilization, Reflective Teaching, Research Methodology, Theory Practice Relationship, Cognitive Structures, Case Studies, Educational Researchers
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