Chapter 5: PETE Mentoring as a Mosaic

Ayers, Suzan F.; Griffin, Linda L.
October 2005
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2005, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p368
Academic Journal
The article focuses on mentoring in physical education. This article presents a snapshot of the mentoring experiences of K-12 teachers and higher education faculty. Throughout this article multiple theoretical frameworks have been applied to the examination of mentoring. A mentoring mosaic provides a composite picture of the interconnected aspects of mentoring. As such, no single mentoring relationship can be all things to either participant. Therefore, the reader should keep in mind the role, that multiple mentoring relationships play in the personal and professional development of both mentors and protégés. It is believed that a research agenda that focuses on the invisible work of mentoring at all levels is warranted. The old model of mentoring, where experts who are certain about their craft can pass on its principles to eager novices, no longer applies. There is a need for PETE professionals to create and foster nonjudgmental mentoring relationships based on need and mutuality, rather than on academic rank or institutional employment. Similarly, the need to imbed flexibility into mentoring relationships is essential in developing reciprocal mentoring relationships that move our profession forward.


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