Mediation in mentoring: A synthesis of studies in Teaching and Teacher Education

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Mentoring is essentially about the mediation of professional learning. This review presents a synthesis of the studies published in Teaching and Teacher Education (39) on mediation in mentoring. The first part positions these studies in relation to three distinctive domains: 1) Mentors' performance and behaviors; 2) Mentors' reasoning, beliefs and identity formation and 3) The place of culture, context and discourse in mentoring. These domains run as parallel themes along the timeline of studies examined, crossing geographical areas, periods, and contexts of pre-service and in-service education. The second part examines nine selected articles, representative of the identified domains.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)180-188
Number of pages9
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • Mediation
  • Mentoring
  • Professional learning
  • Teacher education

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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