European Journal of Teacher Education volume 34, issue 4, P373-386 2011 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2011.587112 View full text
Eleni Loizou

Abstract: The aim of this study was to describe the diverse experiences of early childhood student teachers and mentors during the teaching practicum over the period of one semester, and trace power aspects within the relationship of 20 dyads. Data collection included repeated entries within a reflective journal, following specific guiding questions. The data were analysed using patterns of common reference to relationship issues. Findings of the study identified trends of power which present a powerful mentor and an e…

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