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ERIC Number: EJ862762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0196-786X
Learning to Mentor: Evidence and Observation as Tools in Learning to Teach
Stanulis, Randi Nevins; Ames, Karen T.
Professional Educator, v33 n1 Spr 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine how an experienced teacher learned to mentor as she attended ongoing professional development and worked with first- and second-year teachers across one school year as part of a university/district pilot induction partnership program. The mentoring component emphasized mentoring that was both responsive to beginning teacher needs while also challenging them to develop a framework for their thinking and asking them to consider new perspectives about what it means to teach effectively. Throughout the year, the mentor learned the value of gathering evidence from the beginning teacher's practice to guide her continued learning, and about observation as a tool for mentor and beginning teacher learning. The findings focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of mentoring within an induction program, including differentiation, developing a repertoire of mentoring practices, and learning in and from the practice of mentoring. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan