Benchmarking preservice teachers’ perceptions of their mentoring for developing mathematics teaching practices

Hudson, Peter B. (2007) Benchmarking preservice teachers’ perceptions of their mentoring for developing mathematics teaching practices. In Mathematics Education Research Group of Australia, 2-6 July 2007, Hobart, Tasmania. (Unpublished)


A literature-based instrument gathered 147 final-year preservice teachers’ perceptions of their mentors’ practices related to primary mathematics teaching based on five factors for mentoring (i.e., personal attributes, system requirements, pedagogical knowledge, modelling, and feedback). Results indicated acceptable Cronbach alpha scores for each factor: .91, .77, .95, .90, and .86, respectively. Furthermore, less than 45% of mentors were perceived to provide specific practices associated with mentoring system requirements. This paper discusses possibilities for using the survey instrument including benchmarking mentees’ perceptions of their mentoring for developing their mathematics teaching and as a reference point for delivering professional development for mentors.

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ID Code: 8346
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: mentoring, mathematics, preservice teachers, mentors, HERN
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 02:08

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