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ERIC Number: EJ918387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Asclepius or Hippocrates? Differing Interpretations of Post-Compulsory Initial Teacher Training Mentoring
Ingleby, Ewan
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v63 n1 p15-25 Mar 2011
This article discusses qualitative research findings on mentoring within PCET ITT (post-compulsory education and training initial teacher training). The article complements the findings of Tedder and Lawy (2009) and Ingleby (2010). The article develops Downie and Randall's consideration of the merits or otherwise of mirroring either "Asclepius" or "Hippocrates". Asclepius, the Greek god of healing is interpreted as being representative of "reflective practice". Hippocrates, the Greek physician is regarded as personifying a rational audit-driven culture within PCET ITT. The article argues that this latter characteristic has become part of PCET ITT mentoring. This article seeks to raise awareness of PCET ITT mentoring through relating primary research data to the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault. The research findings are based on questionnaire data that has been gathered from 80 PCET ITT students and their mentors alongside focus-group data from eight mentors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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