Mentoring new teachers in Scotland

McMahon, M. (2022) Mentoring new teachers in Scotland. In: Eady, S., Essex, J., Livingston, K. and McColl, M. (eds.) Mentoring Teachers in Scotland: a Practical Guide. Series: Mentoring trainee and early career teachers. Routledge, pp. 61-71. ISBN 9780367405984 (doi: 10.4324/9780429356957-7)

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The reciprocal nature of the mentoring relationship is an important element in how the teaching profession renews and regenerates itself. This is more than is shown in traditional models of mentoring, where the more experienced practitioner imparts their knowledge, practice experience and contextual wisdom on the new teacher, but is rather a mutually reinforcing professional interaction leading to growth and development for both. This chapter explores these aspects of the mentoring relationship in the context of the Scottish Teacher Induction Scheme and in circumstances of adjusting to the impact of the global pandemic, considering this through ‘educative mentoring’ and the importance of trust and empathy.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMahon, Professor Margery
Authors: McMahon, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Published Online:19 May 2022

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