Doris WittekMaria Ruohotie-LyhtyHannu L. T. Heikkinen

Mentoring of Newly Qualified Teachers

A Bilateral Comparison between Germany and Finland


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Internationally, mentoring is a well-recognized practice in supporting newly qualified teachers. Based on theoretical and empirical understanding, this paper compares mentoring practices in two countries: Germany and Finland. The theoretical framework of practice architectures is used to explore mentoring as an expression of a particular view on teacher induction and professionalization of teachers.

mentoring, teacher induction, professionalization, social practice