Exploring collaborative mentoring relationships between teachers and student teachers

Aderibigbe, Semiyu Adejare (2011) Exploring collaborative mentoring relationships between teachers and student teachers. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal (TEAN), 3 (1).

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Abstract

Located within a broader initiative of teacher education reform in Scotland, this study explores teacher and student teacher mentoring relationships in the classroom. A preliminary study to investigate these relationships was conducted involving a focus group discussion with three teachers and an interview with a deputy head teacher in two Scottish primary schools. Findings indicate that teachers are clear about the concept of mentoring and its potential benefits for supporting a new scheme in initial teacher education. More importantly, teachers acknowledge the need for on-going training for those serving as mentors or supporter teachers and they are also positive about establishing a collaborative relationship with student teachers in the classroom based on egalitarian principles. The research showed that how a collaborative mentoring relationship between teachers and student teachers can be enhanced is one of the key questions/issues that needs to be explored in the next stages of the research.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal (TEAN)
Publisher: Unipress
ISSN: 2054-5266
Departments: Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Depositing User: Linda Shore
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 07:51
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 12:59
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1355

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