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ERIC Number: EJ868880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Mentoring EFL Preservice Teachers in EFL Writing
Hudson, Peter; Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai; Hudson, Sue
TESL Canada Journal, v27 n1 p85-102 2009
Effective mentoring of EFL preservice teachers may advance EFL teaching practices. Five factors for mentoring have been identified, namely, personal attributes, system requirements, pedagogical knowledge, modeling, and feedback. An empirically based survey instrument focused on 106 Vietnamese preservice teachers' perceptions of their mentoring for EFL teaching across these five factors. Apart from acceptable Cronbach alphas for four of the five factors (system requirements was 0.08 below the accepted 0.70 level), analysis revealed that more than 50% of these preservice teachers perceived that they had not received mentoring for developing their teaching of English writing on 29 of the 34 survey items. Mentoring practices in this study varied; consequently, EFL mentors may require guidance for enhancing their practices. In addition, the instrument linked to the five-factor mentoring model may assist in identifying mentors' needs for devising professional development programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vietnam