School Mentors and Iranian EFL Student Teachers’ Expectations during Practicum Experiences

Authors

1 Professor Shiraz University

2 PhD Candidate in TEFL at Shiraz University

Abstract

Abstract
Teacher education is a very challenging and an interesting process, which has different stages and components. Mentorship is a crucial element in all teacher education stages, because student teachers’ professional identity and their future performance in real classrooms to a large degree, depend on the mentors’ feedbacks and supportive behavior during practicum phase. The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the quality of support and feedback provided on part of Iranian mentors during the practicum experience. The focus of the study was on the needs and expectations of Iranian EFL student teachers from their school mentors’ feedback and supportive decisions in the chaotic practicum period. The participants of the study were 18 Iranian EFL student teachers from a teacher-training center in Esfahan, Iran. To collect data, both qualitative and quantitative tools were used. Considering the quality of mentor feedback and supportive behavior, a high degree of satisfaction was reported among the cases, meeting their wants and expectations in a very substantial manner. As a result, the main strong points of mentors’ feedback behaviors refer to supportive, affective and confident domains in mentees while the weak points emphasized the need for more details regarding feedback as well as more supportive behaviors. The findings of the study revealed some hidden gaps between the quality of mentors’ feedback and the mentees needs, wants and expectations during the practicum stage.
 
 

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Article Title [Persian]

مربیان مدرسه و انتظارات EFL دانشجو معلمان ایران در کسب تجارب عملی

Authors [Persian]

  • رحمان صحراگرد 1
  • نورالله منصور زاده 2
1 استاد دانشگاه شیراز
2 دانشجوی دکترای آموزش زبان انگلیسی دانشگاه شیراز
Abstract [Persian]

تربیت معلم یک فرایند چالشی و جذاب است که دارای مراحل و عناصر مختلفی است. یکی از عناصر اصلی در تمام مراحل تربیت معلم کارورزی است زیرا هویت حرفه ای دانشجو معلمان و عملکرد آنها در کلاس  تا حد  زیادی به بازخورد ها و رفتار های حمایتی  مربی  در مرحله کارورزی بستگی دارد. هدف از تحقیق حاضر بررسی کیفیت حمایت و بازخورد ارایه شده از طرف مربیان ایرانی در طول دوره کارآموزی است. تمرکز این مطالعه بر روی نیازها و انتظارات دانشجو  معلمان ایرانی زبان انگلیسی از  بازخورد و تصمیمات حمایتی مربیان  خود در دوره پرچالش کارآموزی است. شرکت کنندگان  تحقیق 18 دانشجو معلم از یک مرکز تربیت معلم در اصفهان بودند. برای جمع آوری داده هم از ابزارهی کیفی و هم کمی استفاده شد. با در نظر گرفتن کیفیت بازخورد و رفتارهی حمایتی مربی، سطح بالایی از رضایت مندی درمیان شرکنندگان مشاهده گردید و تا حد زیادی خواسته ها و انظارات آنها را در بر میگرفت. در نتیجه، میتوان به بازخوردهای مربی در حوزه های حمایتی، عاطفی و اعتمادساز به عنوان نقاط قوت ابراز شده از سوی کارآموزان و تاکید به ارایه بازخوردهای  حمایتی بیشتر  را به عنوان زمینه  دغدغه اصلی کارآموزان تلقی کرد. یافته های تحقیق حاضر بعضی از جنبه های پنهان کیفیت بازخورد مربیان  نیازها، خواسته ها و انتظارات کارآموزان  را در طول دوره  کارآموزی  آشکار ساخت.
 

Keywords [Persian]

  • مربیان
  • دانسجو معلمان ایرانی زبان نگلیسی
  • بازخورد
  • انتظارات
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