Developing and sustaining successful mentoring relationships

Hudson, Peter B. (2013) Developing and sustaining successful mentoring relationships. Journal of Relationships Research, 4.

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As mentor teachers hold the balance of power in the relationship, how do they build and sustain positive mentor-mentee relationships? This study involved eleven pairs of mentors and mentees (n=22) with audio-recorded interviews to explore their relationships, mentors’ support and mentors’ expectations for mentees’ involvement in the school. Findings suggested ways to build and sustain mentoring relationships (e.g., professionalism, respect, and support). Indeed, support in providing information for planning, access to resources, two-way dialoguing with feedback and reflections, and establishing safe, risk-taking environments to trial and evaluate newly-learnt teaching practices were considered as a ways to build and sustain relationships.

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ID Code: 61695
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Relationships, Mentor, Preservice teacher, Mentee
DOI: 10.1017/jrr.2013.1
ISSN: 1838-0956
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Cambridge University Press
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2013 23:31
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 02:53

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