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ERIC Number: EJ833528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Teacher to Teacher: Transgenerational Mentoring
Juarez-Torres, Rachel; Hurst, Jeannine Lane; Hurst, Roy
Teacher Education and Practice, v20 n1 p14-30 Win 2007
This qualitative case study examines the relationship of teachers who mentor other teachers. We studied 125 autobiographical portfolios submitted by elementary and secondary teachers who had won awards as outstanding educators from their campuses and were competing at the district level. The research site was a midsize city (population 95,000) in southwest Texas. Findings support the view that effective mentoring is a continuing collaboration leading to lifelong learning and professional interdependence. The findings suggest that retention of teachers requires active involvement, whether formal or informal, and that teachers who mentor have a strong sense of responsibility toward preservice teachers, their peers, and the future of education. Via a grounded theory methodology, categories emerged leading to the development of a theoretical framework. This framework describes the effects of mentor relationships occurring throughout the teachers' lifetimes--that is, what is defined as transgenerational mentoring.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas