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ERIC Number: EJ947960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
A Distributed Model for Teacher Mentoring: Broadening the Learning Community
Frykholm, Jeffrey
New England Mathematics Journal, v37 n2 p10-19 May 2005
This article examines an innovative way of conceptualizing mentoring and develops the notion of a "distributed" model of mentoring, backed by snippets from professional development program that has sought to use the context of community to broaden the definition (and success) of mentoring for mathematical teachers. The author proposes a way of thinking about teacher mentoring that reflects a desire for the "self-sustaining" and "generative" teacher, while at the same time attending to the compelling evidence that teacher learning is necessarily situative. To sustain this new way of thinking about teacher mentoring, the author describes a professional development program that attempted to both broaden and "distribute" the tasks that would typically fall under the auspices of the "mentor". After describing the program, the author briefly suggests several principles that might lead to a potentially new conception of teacher mentoring.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A