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Research on mentor education: an overview and meta-synthesis
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Culture Studies, Religious Studies and Educational Sciences, Curriculum studies. (Forskargruppen Induction)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5592-2964
Universitetet i Nordland.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Mentors are a common way worldwide to support newly qualified teachers (NQTs), but mentor education seems to have been scantily dealt with in research (Waterman & He, 2011). In order to receive an overview of the research field, the aim of this paper is to report a meta-synthesis (Sandelowski & Barroso, 2007) on research focusing mentor education for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). Systematic reviews were conducted focusing on “mentor“ education” OR “mentor“ training”; in: (a) databases concerning peer-reviewed articles (b) on-line programs for the 2011-2013 annual conferences of AERA, EERA and AARE; and (c) four peer-reviewed journals.

The review showed that most research – giving recommendations for mentor education and the knowledge and skills mentors need – actually are focusing varying aspects of mentoring, not the mentor education. Thus, a very small number of research focus on the actual mentor education for NQTs; only six articles met the criteria for full inclusion in this meta-synthesis. Mentor education could be identified as formal courses; as action research projects or as more individualized initiatives for reflection and professional development via coaching of the mentor. Four of the six studies follow the teaching/learning process during the mentoring education and in all studies multiple methods are used.

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2014.
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Educational Sciences Pedagogy Didactics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16518OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-16518DiVA, id: diva2:710689
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Paper presented at The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), 2-5 september 2014, Porto, Portugal.
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Forskningsgruppen InductionAvailable from: 2014-04-08 Created: 2014-04-08 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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