Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers
Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers

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3 Supporting the student

It is common to hear mentoring in ITE referred to as a supportive role, but what does this mean in practice? It is invariably more complex than the term suggests (Calderhead and Shorrock, 1997, Maldrez et al., 2007). For the purposes of this section we can break support down into the following two areas:

  • support in developing an identity within the school community
  • emotional or pastoral support.

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