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ERIC Number: EJ953896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Student Teachers' Outlooks upon the Ethics of Their Mentors during Teaching Practice
Atjonen, Paivi
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v56 n1 p39-53 2012
The aim of this study is to describe student teachers' experiences of their mentors' ethical decisions during their teaching practice sessions for teacher education. The data was gathered from 201 prospective class and subject teachers who described from an ethical viewpoint both positive and negative mentoring experiences. The data analysis is mainly quantitative in nature. According to the results, an ethically successful mentor gives feedback, is student-centered, is fair and just, gives advice, gives enough support and listens carefully, is both flexible and demanding, and is a positive person. An ethically unsuccessful mentor is authoritative, refuses to give feedback, treats student teachers disrespectfully, is hard and critical, interrupts lessons with insufficient reason, discusses delicate and private issues with outsiders, and neglects certain basic tasks. These main findings are significantly supported by previous investigations. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland