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Fresko, Barbara; Nasser-Abu Alhija, Fadia – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper explores the operation and contribution of induction seminars operated as learning communities for new teachers. Mixed methods were used: 378 new teachers and 29 seminar leaders completed questionnaires, 16 new teachers and 14 seminar leaders were interviewed, and 20 seminar meetings were observed. Findings showed that seminar…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Faculty Development, Mentors, Communities of Practice
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Leshem, Shosh – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Mentoring student-teachers and novice teachers constitutes a critical factor in teacher-education programmes and yet, little emphasis has been placed on the mentors themselves, particularly in relation to their own professional development (PD) and the construction of their identities. Does it really matter? This study investigates two groups of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Role Perception