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ERIC Number: EJ939042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 103
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Teacher Collaboration, Mentorship, and Intergenerational Gap in Post-Soviet Ukrainian Schools
Kutsyuruba, Benjamin
International Journal of Educational Reform, v20 n3 p226-255 Sum 2011
This article examines the interconnections between mentoring and teacher collaboration in view of the intergenerational gap between experienced and novice educators in the post-Soviet Ukraine. The conceptual framework utilized a constructive postmodern perspective as an analytical lens and examined mentorship as a collaborative form of teacher development. Qualitative methods, such as document analysis, focus group interviews, and individual interviews, were used in this study. Collaboration among generations of teachers in schools was found to be susceptible to transformations at the macrolevel (societal) as well as the microlevel (school). The study suggests that the development of collaborative cultures in Ukrainian schools requires close attention to bridging the intergenerational gap between experienced and novice teachers by establishing lasting and deep working relationships through the systematic practice of mentorship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ukraine