Mentoring Geography Teachers in the Secondary School : A Practical Guide

Mentoring Geography Teachers in the Secondary School supports both new and experienced mentors in developing their knowledge and skills in mentoring in geography education. Within the book, chapter authors critically consider how mentoring has been conceptualised and represented in policy and academic debate, as well as examining how mentoring in geography education has been experienced and perceived in practice. Chapters in the book explore a range of perspectives, experiences and aspects of mentoring geography teachers, including:* Critical engagement with educational policy and practice* Perspectives from beginning geography teachers* Mentoring as a professional development opportunity* The value of engaging with the geography education community in teacher education * How mentoring meetings and conversations can support beginning geography teachers in their growth and developmentThis book is a vital source of support and inspiration for all those involved in developing the next generation of geography teachers. The themes of justice, agency and voice – raised and engaged with implicitly and explicitly throughout this edited collection – are of critical importance to mentors, beginning teachers and geography education more broadly in developing and enacting a progressive vision of mentoring.