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Title: 
Novice teachers learning from others: Mentoring in Shanghai schools
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Issue Date: 
2013
Citation: 
Hairon Salleh, & Tan, C. H. P. (2013). Novice teachers learning from others: Mentoring in Shanghai schools. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(3), 152-165.
Abstract: 
This paper explores critically the practice of teacher
mentoring in Shanghai schools. It begins with a review of the
literature on teacher mentoring, which is followed by an introduction
to education and teacher mentoring in the schools. The next section
critiques teacher mentoring in Shanghai and we highlight three key
characteristics and strengths of the practice of teacher mentoring that
ensure the effectiveness and smooth implementation of mentoring in
Shanghai schools. In terms of the weaknesses, we argue that the
success of teacher mentoring in Shanghai is inhibited by a
performative culture that emphasises examination scores and an
instrumental view of education. Such a culture and view of education
in turn limit the extent to which novice teachers can disagree with the
experienced teachers in their teaching practice.
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ISSN: 
0313-5373
Other Identifiers: 
10.14221/ajte.2013v38n3.1
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