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School heads and mentors in cahoots? Challenges to teaching practice in Zimbabwean teacher education programmes

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dc.contributor.author Makura, Alfred Henry
dc.contributor.author Zireva, Davison
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-03T12:33:28Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-03T12:33:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 1742-6545
dc.identifier.issn 1355-2600
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1433
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Mentors and school heads play cardinal roles in teacher education programmes in most countries, including Zimbabwe. The side-effects of such symbiosis have not yet been investigated fully. This article used a qualitative methodological approach to investigate the perceptions of some Zimbabwean student teachers regarding their teaching practice experiences. A sample of 10 exteaching practice students from a teacher education college was selected and interviewed during data collection using a semi-structured interview schedule. The participants reported a high prevalence of sexual harassment/aggression of the students by the host schools’ heads and mentors, irrespective of student gender. The form of aggression included seeking sexual favours and intimidation. Most perpetrators used metaphors and satirical or sarcastic language to convey their intentions. The female student teachers reported higher incidences than did the male students. Constant workshopping is imperative to remind mentors and school heads of their professional and social obligations regarding teacher education. en_US
dc.format.extent 213 106 bytes, 1 file
dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Sexual Aggression en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 19,;No. 1,
dc.subject Mentors en_US
dc.subject school heads en_US
dc.subject student teac en_US
dc.subject sexual harassment en_US
dc.subject teaching practice en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_US
dc.title School heads and mentors in cahoots? Challenges to teaching practice in Zimbabwean teacher education programmes en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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