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The Role of Mentoring in Teacher Professional Development in one specialized school in Nur-Sultan

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dc.contributor.author Akpanbayeva, Gulden
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-02T06:41:13Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-02T06:41:13Z
dc.date.issued 2020-08-19
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/4963
dc.description.abstract Teacher professional development (TPD) is a crucial element in the field of education in Kazakhstan today. School teachers, both newly arrived teachers, and less experienced ones are required and in most cases are in need to develop their professional skills and abilities. Mentoring along with other different methods and tools applicable in secondary schools is one of the effective models for teacher development and highly demanded among newly arrived teachers. The purpose of this research was to explore teacher- mentors and –mentees perspectives on the process and importance of mentoring as an effective way of TPD in Kazakhstan. Qualitative research using a case study approach was selected for this research which was conducted in one specialized school in Nur-Sultan. A purposeful sampling was used to select six teachers from the English department to participate in this study. Three of the study participants were mentors and three were mentees. The data was obtained via one-on-one semi-structured interviews with mentors and mentees and document analysis. The research findings show that the mentoring process is well known and understood by the participants. It is effectively implemented in the specialized school in Nur-Sultan and despite challenges and some negative attitude towards mentoring, it is accepted positively. All the participants highlighted the importance and necessity of mentoring for both mentees and mentors. The research findings are helpful in identifying ways of implementing mentoring effectively. The obtained data may serve as a source for further research and creation of new policies relating to the successful realization of mentoring programs in schools of Kazakhstan. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject mentoring, teacher professional development, mentee, mentor, mentoring relationships en_US
dc.title The Role of Mentoring in Teacher Professional Development in one specialized school in Nur-Sultan en_US
dc.type Master's thesis en_US
workflow.import.source science


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