Areas of mentoring need of novice and preservice teachers

Nilgün Dağ
2017 International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education  
1 Although mentoring is perceived as a master-apprentice relationship, it is different in some aspects. Although both has a condition of imbalance due to experience, the power is with the master in master-apprentice relationship, in contrast to mentoring where the power is not with the mentor at all times. It is the liability of the mentor to balance the "power" factor to emerge between the mentor and the served (Bakioglu, 2015, p. 3-4). Besides, there is a mentoring relationship based
more » ... n mutual respect, trust and professionalism in addition to open-mindedness and modesty in foundations of the mentoring relationship. Master-apprentice relationship, however, involves a relationship based on unilateral transfer of experience. For that very reason, mutual benefit is not as intense as in the mentoring relationship. In the master-apprentice relationship, unilateral communication and learning is prioritized. Abstract This research on mentoring phenomenon aims at putting forth the areas of mentoring need for the novice and preservice teachers. This study exhibits a pattern consisting of qualitative research model and takes as a basis the case study approach. Criteria sampling technique was used in the research due to reasons peculiar to the research. The research was conducted with primary teachers with one to five years of experience in his/her occupation as well as candidate teachers who haven't started service yet. The data was collected through interviews with novice and preservice teachers. Content analysis method was used in the analysis of the data. As a result of the research, it was found out that both novice and preservice teachers need mentoring on pedagogically significant matters.
doi:10.26822/iejee.2017131892 fatcat:xyxmttlkkbcftnzleh7qwnsza4