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Mentoring Student Teachers : The Growth of Professional Knowledge - John Furlong

Mentoring Student Teachers

The Growth of Professional Knowledge

Hardcover Published: 2nd February 1995
ISBN: 9780415113939
Number Of Pages: 224

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The training of teachers is increasingly seen as a matter of partnership between schools and institutions of higher education. There is thus an urgent need within the profession to define more carefully what the role of teachers acting as mentors should be.
Clearly, since some aspects of professional knowledge can only be acquired from practical experience in school, hands-on, school-based work assumes a central role in professional preparation. "Mentoring Student Teachers" draws on extensive research into students' school-based learning to isolate and analyze those aspects. Like any form of teaching, mentoring, the authors suggest, must be built on a clear understanding of the learning processes it is intended to support. In this book, they report on how students develop their own practical professional knowledge while they are in school and what the role of mentor should be in supporting this highly complex process.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Practice makes perfect? The development of school-based teacher education in Britainp. 1
Learning to teach - the competency-based modelp. 26
Learning to teach - the reflective practitioner modelp. 37
The aims and methods of the projectp. 55
Stages of student developmentp. 68
Learning for classroom management and controlp. 100
Learning about 'good ideas' for teachingp. 130
Practical professional knowledge and student learningp. 163
Mentoring and the growth of professional knowledgep. 178
Referencesp. 196
Indexp. 206
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ISBN: 9780415113939
ISBN-10: 0415113938
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2nd February 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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