Mentoring of new teachers: Correlates of activities and mentors' attitudes

F. Nasser-Abu Alhija, Barbara Fresko

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Abstract

This study examined the mentoring component of the Israeli induction program for beginning teachers. Factors, such as gender, school level, and implementation of mentoring, were investigated in relation to mentoring activities (frequency, initiation, regularity, content) and mentors' attitudes (towards matching, role conflict, the mentoring experience). Data were collected from a national sample of 118 mentors by questionnaire. Results showed that mentoring implementation factors were significant correlates of mentoring activities and mentors' attitudes. Findings indicated that good implementation at the early stages of mentoring, particularly with respect to recruiting, training, and deploying mentors, can have important implications for how mentors function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2497-2500
Number of pages4
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 Feb 20108 Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Mentoring
  • induction
  • mentor attitudes
  • mentors
  • new teachers

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