Mentoring Across Teacher Career Stages Chapter uri icon


  • In education, mentoring is generally defined as a supporting and guiding relationship between an experienced teacher and a preservice or in-service teacher with less experience. Individual studies regarding mentoring in teachers specific career trajectories have been conducted; however, a meta-study chronicling such trajectoriesof published works on the mentoring of teachers across their career stages, phases, or trajectorieshas not been accomplished. Based on a critical review of 1,051 studies, an overview of practical insights for those who mentor teachers or for teachers who are mentored across career levels, as well as an example of a teacher career phase model with mentoring can be observed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Irby, B. J., Abdelrahman, N., & Lara-Alecio, R.

Book Title

  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education

publication date

  • January 1, 2020 11:11 AM