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|Type of Document
||Hill, Lynn T.
||Mentoring partnerships in early childhood education :three case studies
||Master of Science
||Family and Child Development
|Sawyers, Janet K.
|Fu, Victoria R.
|Stremmel, Andrew J.
|Date of Defense
This study examined the partnerships of three mentor/protege teacher
dyads in early childhood education. Particular attention was paid to the impact
of the relationship on the job satisfaction and teaching practices of the
participants. Quantitative data were gathered through the Early Childhood Job
Satisfaction Survey and through the Teaching Practices Observation Scale.
Qualitative data were gathered through the use of in-depth interviews and
teacher journals. Findings support the conclusion that mentoring partnerships
can provide for enhanced professional development for all participants when a
strong personal connection can be forged. Strategies for effective mentoring
programs are suggested.
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