1st Edition

Quality Mentoring for Student Teachers A Principled Approach to Practice

By Della Fish Copyright 1995
    230 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    First Published in 1995. This book is directed at setting the feet of mentors on a path towards a principled approach to practice, built upon the twin foundations of seeking better understanding of issues and continual refinement of practice. This book is addressed to both primary and secondary teachers who are preparing to undertake new mentoring roles in initial teacher education (ITE). The concerns of this publication are with knowledge, understanding, capacities and skills that are common to such mentoring across all age-ranges.

    Part 1 Quality Mentoring: Understanding the Enterprise; Chapter 1 Mentoring: Some Major Contextual Issues; Chapter 2 Quality in Professional Practice: Considering Professionalism; Chapter 3 Quality Learning through Practice: Unearthing Meaning from Experience; Part 2 Classroom-focussed Mentoring: A Quality Approach; Chapter 4 Quality Classroom Practice: Versions and Views of Good Practice; Chapter 5 Observing Students and Being Observed; Chapter 6 Debriefing, Feedback, Critique and Reflection; Chapter 7 Considering Competences and Assessing Professional Competence; Part 3 Quality Mentoring: The Wider Responsibilities; Chapter 8 Wider Perspectives and Advanced Techniques; Chapter 9 Course Design, Quality Control and Quality Men toring;


    Della Fish was a principal lecturer at Brunel University and holds an appoitment as honorary research fellow at the School of Education.