Mentors’ personal attributes for enhancing their mentees’ primary science teaching


Peter Hudson

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Problems can occur in mentoring relationships if there is a “lack of mentoring skills on the part of the mentor” (Soutter, Kerr - Roubicek & Smith, 2000, p. 6), which includes the effectiveness of mentor’s personal attributes. There is little Australian research that analyses primary teachers’ personal attributes for mentoring; hence this study aims to examine preservice teachers’ perceptions of their mentors’ personal attributes. Specifically, this study focuses on mentors’ personal attributes in relation to their mentoring of primary science teaching....