Excellent Mentor Teachers’ Skills in Mentoring for Pre-Service Teachers

Shih-Hsiung Liu


This study aims to identify the performances of 76 Taiwanese awarded mentor teachers in
mentoring pre-service teachers by analyzing their written reports related to mentoring
processes. An inductive content analysis method was used to construct headings and codes in
relation to mentoring skills. The analytical result reveals that 448 headings were formed and
were further categorized into six groups, reported as six mentoring skills. The mentoring
skills rank-order from high to low frequencies are as follows: employing the built model as a
framework for teaching guidance, guiding interpersonal interactions, fostering career
competitive ability, encouraging reflections on internship experiences, creating mentoring
plan through discussions with pre-service teachers, and giving emotional supports. Like the
previous studies, the study finding reveals that the person-oriented supports like giving
emotional supports, only accounting for 1.3%, seem to be unusually used by Taiwanese
mentor teachers.

Full Text:


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v6i3.5855

Copyright (c) 2014 Shih-Hsiung Liu

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

International Journal of Education ISSN 1948-5476

Email: ije@macrothink.org

Copyright © Macrothink Institute 

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'macrothink.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.