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ERIC Number: EJ857404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Re-Envisioning Mentorship: Pre-Service Teachers and Associate Teachers as Co-Learners
Jaipal, Kamini
Teaching Education, v20 n3 p257-276 Sep 2009
Associate teachers have always been integral to pre-service teacher education, providing learning experiences to support the development of pedagogical knowledge in various subject areas. However, the requirement by many national and provincial curricula that technology be integrated into teaching practice, calls for a re-examination of the roles associate teachers play. This paper reports on a study of associate teachers' perspectives about their roles in supporting pre-service teachers as they integrate technology during the practicum. An invitation to participate in a set of pre- and post-practicum interviews about supporting pre-service teachers integrate technology was issued as part of a larger survey sent to 150 associate teachers. Content analysis of pre- and post-interview data from four associate teachers and survey responses revealed that associate teachers' roles varied across a continuum from mentor to co-learner in relation to technology integration. These changing roles point to a need to re-envision traditional notions of mentorship during the practicum. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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