Teach Me How to Be a Teacher of Kindergarten: Expectations of Kindergarten Student Teachers from their Mentor Kindergarten Teachers

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Teach Me How to Be a Teacher of Kindergarten: Expectations of Kindergarten Student Teachers from their Mentor Kindergarten Teachers

June 18, 2021 Social Science 0

Teaching is a difficult task that requires both practical and theoretical knowledge. Students gain practical experience through practicums in kindergartens or schools. The student teacher receives training under the supervision of an experienced kindergarten teacher or teacher who serves as their mentor. The purpose of this study was to look into student teachers’ expectations of their mentor kindergarten teachers. Fifty-four student teachers responded to a specially designed questionnaire. distributed via Google docs, about their mentor kindergarten teachers’ expectations It focuses on what student kindergarten teachers anticipate learning from their mentor kindergarten teacher during their practicum experiences. The data analysis was qualitative because it was the most appropriate research method to answer the research question because it was primarily exploratory. It is used to gain a better understanding of the underlying reasons, beliefs, and motivations. The findings indicate that student teachers expect to gain practical knowledge of important skills and tools for their profession, and that the mentoring relationship will be supportive, encouraging, and attentive. The significance of this research is that mentor kindergarten teachers will be more aware of what their mentees expect from this relationship as a result of this study. Especially given that there is no agreed-upon definition of the mentor’s role in the literature. As a result, this study can provide useful guidelines.

Author (s) Details

Aviva Dan
Ohalo Academic College of Education, Israel.

Dr. Eitan Simon
Ohalo Academic College of Education, Israel.

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