Negative factors affecting the process of mentoring at schools

Ozcan K., Balyer A.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.5414-5419 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.449
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.5414-5419
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


As an important source of teacher development, mentorship is professional support from the experienced ones to the novice. This study aims to discover factors that affect mentorship process negatively. Results revealed that smokers and non-smokers had low communication and teachers complained about competitiveness, conflicts, lack of sharing professional knowledge among teachers, unwillingness to give exams and their administrators' administrative skills inadequacy. Teachers also stated time limitation for knowledge sharing, not greeting teachers from different union, and lack of self-confidence. Administrators claimed lack of knowledge sharing culture, low communication, competition, sincerity that influences mentorship process negatively. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu