Navigating the Roles of the School-Based Teacher Educator: Mentor Teachers’ and Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions
In this longitudinal study, we sought to better understand mentor teachers’ perceptions of their roles as school-based teacher educators. We studied 11 school-based teacher educators and 123 teacher candidates, and collected data from observations, interviews, and artifacts. Using content and thematic analysis, the six roles of school-based teacher educators were identified: (a) host, (b) tour guide to the profession, (c) cheerleader/encourager, (d) planner, (e) instructional advisor, and (f) teaching partner. School-based teacher educators self-identified in the various roles as they interacted with the teacher candidates in their classrooms.
Cooperating teachers, Master teachers, Teacher educators
Rakes, Powell, R. L., Blevins, B., & Giordano, V. (2022). Navigating the Roles of the School-Based Teacher Educator: Mentor Teachers’ and Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions. The Educational Forum (West Lafayette, Ind.), ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131725.2022.2053019