Mentoring trainee teachers: how can mentors use research?


Cain, Tim (2009) Mentoring trainee teachers: how can mentors use research? Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 17, (1), 53-66. (doi:10.1080/13611260802233498).

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This review explores ways in which the mentors of trainee teachers can use research as a means of questioning, understanding and improving their own practices. The first part presents an overview of empirical and theoretical research into mentoring relationships.

The second part presents four ways in which mentors might engage with this literature: 1) generalisations, generated by research, can inform practice directly; 2) mentoring can be better understood by reference to theoretical frameworks derived from the literature; 3) in-depth case studies can provide vicarious experiences of mentoring; and 4) mentors might use research methods to inquire into their own practice.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1469-9745 (print)
Keywords: research, initial teacher education, mentors, mentoring practice
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 79490
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:01
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/79490

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