The accomplished teacher as mentor

Year: 2003

Author: Power, Anne, Hine, Alison

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The systematic identification of professional standards is increasingly coming to be seen as providing an important catalyst for re-vitalising the teaching profession. Professional teacher associations have identified qualities of an accomplished teacher. The experienced and successful teacher is at the heart of the smooth running of a school organisation. This small set of case studies aims to uncover connections between these qualities and successful mentoring of beginner teachers. It will report on data from mentoring teachers in Primary school settings in NSW. From these perceptions, some implications can be drawn.