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ERIC Number: EJ865662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0260-7476
Mentors' Written Lesson Appraisals: The Impact of Different Mentoring Regimes on the Content of Written Lesson Appraisals and the Match with Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Content
Lock, Roger; Soares, Allan; Foster, Julie
Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, v35 n2 p133-143 May 2009
Written lesson appraisals (WLAs) by mentors (n = 30) of pre-service teachers experiencing two different mentoring regimes in an English university teacher education programme were selected for analysis. The WLAs were analysed for their length and content using professional knowledge categories derived from pre-service teacher perceptions of the content of WLAs. The professional knowledge categories were "topic-specific pedagogy", "class management" and "generic issues". Statistically significant differences were found in the length of WLAs written by mentors from the two mentoring regimes and in the content of all professional knowledge categories. Pre-service teacher "perceptions" of content are similar to the "actual" content of the WLAs but the degree of emphasis was different. Implications for the training and continuing professional development of mentors, pre-service teachers and others who receive or provide WLAs are identified. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)