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ERIC Number: EJ900765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Investigating Teacher Candidates' Mentoring of Students at Risk of Academic Failure: A Canadian Experiential Field Model
Holloway, Susan M.; Salinitri, Geri
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v18 n4 p383-403 Nov 2010
In this study, the authors explore a Canadian field experience model in a bachelor of education program that focuses on mentor-based relationships between teacher candidates and students at risk of dropping out of high school. They examine teacher candidates' and at-risk students' attitudinal approaches. The model emphasizes praxis and social justice, and the authors argue that it would benefit from a greater emphasis on critical literacy theory. Data were collected through triangulation of Ministry of Education documents, a literature review, program coordinators' informal reflections and field notes, and interviews. Interview participants were two teacher candidates, three at-risk students, and three Student Success teachers. The mentoring improved human relations and attendance more than grades for the at-risk students. The results indicate that at-risk students feel individually empowered through the mentor-based model and teacher candidates demonstrate insights into their mentoring relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada