IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(3): 304-308 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.250

An Investigation into the Nature of Mentoring Support in the Development of Teachers

Sharon Jenkins Carter
Abstract—The starting point for this research was an interest in how people learn and develop as adults and, more specifically, how people can help each other, either consciously or perhaps unconsciously, to develop on both a professional and personal level. Society is structured so that individuals live and work together within a framework of cooperation and the focus here is the role of this framework in vocational development. Colleagues undoubtedly have a role to play in the development of others. Some willingly offer advice, assistance or just listen where needed; others may be more reluctant to do so, perhaps afraid of revealing their own vulnerability. There is a sense that it’s not so much that we live in completion with each other, but in ignorance of how we might support each other.

Index Terms—Mentoring support, teachers, adults, learn and develop.

Sharon Jenkins Carter is with the Derbyshire County Council, United Kingdom (e-mail: sharon.n.carter@hotmail.co.uk).

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Cite:Sharon Jenkins Carter, "An Investigation into the Nature of Mentoring Support in the Development of Teachers," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 304-308, 2013.

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