Mentoring for Novice Teachers

Mentoring for Novice Teachers

Hurriyet Alatas (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5228-4.ch006
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to explicate the concept of “mentoring.” First, the confusion on the “mentoring” concept is fixed in this chapter and then the purposes of mentoring practices are examined. The theoretical background of mentoring, roles and responsibilities of mentors, and main mentoring models are reviewed. Then, benefits of mentoring practices are discussed thoroughly. After clearing up the concept of “mentoring,” the qualities that a mentor should have are mentioned in this chapter. Additionally, the selection of mentors, mentor-novice matching, and mentor training issues are highlighted. Finally, the interaction between mentors and novice teachers, the effect of mentors' and novice teachers' workload to mentoring practices, and incentives for mentor teachers are discussed.
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Background

The confusion about the meaning and scope of “mentoring”, purposes of mentoring practices, theoretical background of mentoring, roles and responsibilities of mentors, mentoring models, benefits of mentoring, qualities of an effective mentor, mentor selection and mentor-novice matching, mentor training, mentor-novice teacher interaction, workload of mentors and novice teachers and incentives for mentors will be discussed in this part of the chapter.

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