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Benchmarking mentoring practices : a case study in Turkey

Hudson, Peter B., Usak, Muhammet, & Savran-Gencer, Ayse (2010) Benchmarking mentoring practices : a case study in Turkey. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 6(4), pp. 245-252.

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Abstract

Throughout the world standards have been developed for teaching in particular key learning areas. These standards also present benchmarks that can assist to measure and compare results from one year to the next. There appears to be no benchmarks for mentoring. An instrument devised to measure mentees’ perceptions of their mentoring in primary science was administered to 304 preservice teachers in Turkey. Results indicated that the majority of mentees perceived they received mentoring practices, however, 20% or more claimed they had not received 24 of the 34 practices outlined on the researchbased survey. Establishing benchmarks for mentoring practices may assist educators to identify needs and developing programs that address these needs. This survey instrument can aid the identification of mentoring practices through the recipient’s perspective for advancing mentoring, which may ultimately have an effect on improving teaching practices.

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ID Code: 39862
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Mentoring, Benchmarking, Preservice Teachers, Science Education, Mentors
ISSN: 1305-8223
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Eurasia Publishing House
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2011 10:54
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:11

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