—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.
—Mentoring support, teachers, adults,
learn and develop.
Sharon Jenkins Carter is with the Derbyshire County Council, United
Kingdom (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.