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ERIC Number: EJ949137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Peer Mentoring: Stories of Three Mathematics Teachers
Kensington-Miller, Barbara
Teacher Development, v15 n3 p293-304 2011
Mentoring is a professional development strategy well documented. Peer mentoring however, is relatively new and was provided as a professional development strategy for a group of secondary school mathematics teachers working in low socio-economic schools. Through the stories of three teachers, the year-long study identifies the features critical for successful peer mentoring and its effectiveness for teachers. Overriding all other features was the importance of building a relationship and allowing time for this. Also significant were recognising each relationship was unique, and the importance of communication, commitment, and a clear structure. An unexpected outcome of the study came from the professional development meetings when the teachers met as a group on a regular basis. The connections that formed and deepened became significant for peer mentoring as they provided the groundwork for relationships to get established. This opened up the possibility for more teachers to be involved in peer mentoring who under normal circumstances would not naturally work together.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand