Mentoring And Developing Practice In Primary Schools

Paperback | September 1, 1996

byEdwards

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Is school-based initial teacher training just another burden to be imposed on primary school teachers or is it an exciting new initiative which could be the key to the development of primary education?
This book will be of interest to anyone who wants student teachers to make the most of their time in primary schools. Its central theme is that students learn best when supported by active mentors. Active mentors are learning teachers who are able to develop as professionals in the schools in which they work. These schools may in turn have much to gain from closer relationships with Higher Education. Throughout the book primary education is described as a community of practice to which all primary education specialists, wherever they are based, have contributions to make. The book is designed as a key text for modular staff development programmes in either schools or universities. Evidence from classroom mentoring is provided as starting points for the development of mentor practices through action research. In addition each chapter is followed by suggestions for further reading and most end with ideas for professional development activities for mentors and their students.
The text pulls no punches on how demanding mentoring is but provides a wealth of advice on the development of students, mentors and ultimately of schools. It will be invaluable reading for mentors in schools and tutors in higher education institutions.

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Is school-based initial teacher training just another burden to be imposed on primary school teachers or is it an exciting new initiative which could be the key to the development of primary education?This book will be of interest to anyone who wants student teachers to make the most of their time in primary schools. Its central theme...

Anne Edwards has a Chair in Primary Education at the University of Leeds. She is co-author with Peter Knight of the Open University Press text Effective Early Years Education and of other texts on research methods and pupil learning. In recent years she has researched mentoring in initial teach training and has also worked with pri...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.51 inPublished:September 1, 1996Publisher:McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.

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ISBN - 10:0335195652

ISBN - 13:9780335195657

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Table of Contents

Student learning
How mentors support student learning in mentoring conversation, classroom interactions and school-based seminars
Pedagogical frameworks for primary teaching
Subject knowledge and mentoring
School-based assessment
Action research and the professional development of mentors
School development through I.T.T.
Making the most of relationships with H.E
References
Index.