Clarifying pre-service teacher perceptions of mentor teachers' developing use of mentoring skills

P.P.M. Hennissen, Frank Crasborn, C.N. Brouwer, F.A.J. Korthagen, T.C.M. Bergen

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study is to clarify how pre-service teachers perceive mentor teachers’ use of mentoring skills. Sixty stimulated-recall interviews were conducted, each in connection with a previously recorded mentoring dialogue. A quantitative analysis showed that six types of mentoring skills appeared to be perceived by pre-service teachers as offering emotional support and five others as offering task assistance. After mentor teachers were trained in mentoring skills, shifts in their frequencies of use of distinct skills, as observed by independent raters, corresponded to a considerable extent with shifts in frequencies of pre-service teacher perceptions of mentor teachers’ mentoring behaviour.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1049-1058
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
    Volume17
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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