Hawker Brownlow Education

Mentors in the Making: Developing New Leaders for New Teachers

Author: Betty Achinstein, Steven Z. Athanases

Availability: In Stock

Code: TCP0072

ISBN: 9781760560072

No of Pages: 196

Publish date: 25/08/2016

Price: $39.95


In response
to a growing interest in mentoring and new teacher induction, the authors offer
a unique view of developing quality mentors. Drawing on empirical research,
practitioner action inquiry and field-tested practices from induction programs,
they explore effective mentoring in diverse educational contexts. With richly
contextualised and thoughtfully analysed excerpts from actual mentoring
conversations and powerful examples of practice, the volume offers educators,
researchers and policymakers a reform-minded vision of the future of mentoring.
conventional wisdom, this essential resource

  • argues that mentors are not born, but developed through conscious,
    deliberate, ongoing learning

  • provides a needed link between research and practice in the field of new
    teacher mentoring, to define a knowledge base for effective mentoring

  • documents induction and mentoring practices that focus new teachers on
    individual learners, equity-oriented curriculum and pedagogy, and the educator’s
    role in reforming school culture

  • highlights problems and complexities of enacting mentor knowledge and
    learning in diverse contexts.