ERIC Number: EJ1117908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Is Experience the Best Teacher? Extensive Clinical Practice and Mentor Teachers' Perspectives on Effective Teaching
Goodwin, A. Lin; Roegman, Rachel; Reagan, Emilie M.
Urban Education, v51 n10 p1198-1225 Dec 2016
This article presents a study of mentor teachers who work with residents in an urban teacher residency program in New York City. Forty-six mentor teachers (i.e., cooperating teachers) were asked to describe moments of effective mentoring, as well as their own strengths, weaknesses, and goals as mentors. Implicit in mentor teachers' descriptions of effective mentoring were their perspectives on effective teaching. These perspectives offer much insight into the challenges of clinically rich teacher preparation for a particular urban context, raising several dilemmas that should be considered amid the calls for teacher preparation that is deeply rooted in field practice.
Descriptors: Mentors, Urban Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Cooperating Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, Experiential Learning, Graduate Study, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Focus Groups, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)