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Issues of Implementation of Peer Mentoring for Pre-service/Inservice Teachers

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the major components in the design for a formal peer mentoring program. In the process, it addresses such topics as training peer mentors, attributes of peer mentors, and mentor-mentee matching. It finally reports the participants’ reflections on these issues. The specific aspects that contribute to the effective peer mentoring program include the peer mentors’ attributes, peer mentor/mentee matching, and peer mentor training/orientation.

Keywords

Training Session Personal Attribute Focus Group Interview Constructive Feedback Mentor Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationThe University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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