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|Other Titles:||A Study of the Mentor Teacher System in Japan|
Department od Education, NTNU
In Japan,“The Training System of Probationary Teachers” has been generally applied to all the schools since 1992. The“support teacher”, considered as “mentor teacher” in Taiwan, plays important role in“The Training System of Probationary Teachers”. This study is focusing on“support teacher” and the contents of the training system including the selection and the ideal characters of mentors, the program for training the mentor, the supporting system, the implement organization, budgets, and the evaluation of mentor's work. ”The Training system of Probationary Teachers”, considered as the first step of the in-service training, includes in-school training and out-school training. For the in-school training, mentors are the main advisers for mentoring new teachers and enhancing their teaching techniques and specialized knowledge. Mentors are chosen from exemplary and enthusiastic teachers, and the implement organization is put into the whole school administrative unit to execute the mentoring system. Furthermore, to push on forward with the training system, the Japan Government make special efforts for organizing personnel affairs and drawing up budgets. The above is the features of“The Training System of Probationary Teachers”. Some suggestions, based on this investigation, are proposed. The Government should pay attention to those and make synthetic plan for mentoring system. They are as follows： (1)overall strategies for one year teaching practice and mentoring the student-teacher. (2)more clear rules for selecting the mentors. (3)special measure for organizing personnel affairs and drawing up budgets. (4)entire evaluation for the reformed teacher cultivating policy, especially for the teaching practice, pre-service education and in-service training.
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