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Mentoring in the Early Years

Mentoring in the Early Years

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October 2006 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Mentoring is an important part of good, professional practice. It provides a framework of support for continuous personal and professional development and is integral to the development of quality provision within early years.

This book is designed as a guide for all those involved in the mentoring process. The roles of the mentor and practitioners are carefully examined and chapters cover the following:

o The role of the mentor

o The characteristics of a good mentor

o How mentoring supports personal and professional development

o The diversity of early years settings and professional roles

o Case studies of mentoring in practice

Chapters include a mixture of relevant theory, practical suggestions, case studies, questions for discussion, activities for personal and professional development and suggestions for further reading. There are suggestions and examples of materials that may be used, and a glossary of key terms.

Alison Robins
Sue Callan
What Is Mentoring?
Sue Callan and Eryl Copp
The Mentor as 'The One in the Middle'
Kate Fowler and Alison Robins
Being Reflective: Encouraging and Teaching Reflective Practice
Victoria Eadier and Melanie Pilcher
Collecting and Collating Evidence through Profiling
Janet Murray
Designing and Implementing a Mentoring Scheme
Sarah Kelly
Mentoring the Process of Change: A Case Study
Glossary of Terms

'A valuable and timely contribution to the Early Years field. This will be essential reading for all Early Years practitioners engaged in practice-based learning and will provide valuable guidance for all mentors in the field' - Dr Rose Drury, Lecturer in Early Years, The Open University

'This book gives a thorough, detailed account of mentoring, with accompanying case studies which will be invaluable to anyone undertaking the role' - Kay Jaques, Nursery World

A super read and very suitable for the students to use in their studies at higher level

Mrs Donna O'Connor
Hair Beauty & Early Years, NWRC
November 19, 2014

Particularly useful for leadership and management module. Difficult to find books within this area specific to early years

Mrs Tanya Richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
May 27, 2014

A very accessable book that highlights how we have developed mentoring in early years, and gives a good overview of what this looks like.
Key points and reflective points develop the skills promoted withint he book

Ms Jill Harrison
Education, University of Greenwich
January 24, 2013

Excellent book for the early years mentor. Really useful breakdown and easy to follow.

Miss Emma Morris
School of Education, Newman University College
June 6, 2012

This was a very informative , thought provoking book that really helped me explore , with mentors, their role and responsibilities. It goes beyond just stating skills and really engages mentors with exxploring the part they play in CPD.

Ms Lesley Hagon
Higher Education Centre, Darlington College
July 18, 2011

Lovely book which looks at practice-based learning and will provide useful guidance for all mentors in the field and tutors with professtional development units of work.

Mr David Corry-Bass
CCLD / H&SC , South Leicestershire College
May 24, 2011

A bit skimpy for the price but one of the few books available purely addressing the subject of mentoring in Early Years settings.

Mr Tony Moynihan
Health and Care, Colchester Institute
October 8, 2010

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