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A qualitative evaluation of a mentoring program for health and physical education teachers

Whipp, P.R.ORCID: 0000-0002-5895-2667 and Pengelley, R. (2016) A qualitative evaluation of a mentoring program for health and physical education teachers. Advances in Physical Education, 6 (2). pp. 103-115.

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Abstract

This study examined the impact of a mentoring relationship on Quality of Work Life (QWL) and teaching self-efficacy for early career and experienced Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers, and the application of mentoring skills by experienced teachers. Experienced mentor teachers (n = 22) were paired with early career mentee teachers (n = 22) at the beginning of a year-long intervention. Semi-structured interviews provided unanimous support for the utility of the Physical Educators Mentoring Active Teachers through Experience and Support (PE M.A.T.E.S) program and the overall impact of mentoring on professional skills, teaching self-efficacy and outcomes. Quantitative journal entries reinforced enhanced applications of mentoring skills for mentors.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
Copyright: © 2016 by authors
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/55140
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