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Mentoring and Developing Practise in Primary Schools


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Student learning How mentors support student learning in mentoring conversation, classroom interactions and school-based seminars Pedagogical frameworks for primary teaching Subject knowledge and mentoring School-based assessment Action research and the professional development of mentors School development through I.T.T. Making the most of relationships with H.E References Index.

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Anne Edwards has a Chair in Primary Education at the University of Leeds. She is co-author with Peter Knight of the Open University Press text Effective Early Years Education and of other texts on research methods and pupil learning. In recent years she has researched mentoring in initial teach training and has also worked with primary schools in Lancashire on curriculum development projects associated with raising achievement. Jill Collison is a former primary school teacher who worked with Anne Edwards for three years as a post-doctoral fellow examining students' experience of a pilot partnership training programme in Lancashire. She has published a number of papers on this topic and is currently Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the University College of St Martin, Lancaster.


"...a valuable source book when working with mentors in school partnership or on INSET courses; and there are some gems here forthe mentors themselves." - Management in Education "Whether you are a practising mentor looking for support, a mentor on an advanced course, or just a general reader with a specialist interest, there is something of value to be found in this book. It is clearly written, has a coherent thread throughout and is very helpful in its attempt to set the practice of mentoring in a wider context of school staff development." - Education 3 to 13 " interesting and thought-provoking exploration of some of the key issues and implications of school-based training in the context ofinitial teacher training (ITT)." - Education Today "...a highly readable book...It provides a clear rationale for moving practice forward for mentors and those responsible for mentor staff development." - British Educational Research Journal "Highly readable, and steeped in the real world of mentoring, this book is a most welcome addition to any teachers or tutors wishing to develop their practice." - Mentoring and Tutoring

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