Published July 9, 2024 | Version v1
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Mentorship Matters: Investigating the Impact of Mentoring on New Teachers




The Philippine Educational Sector poses more challenges every time senior teachers leave the institution. In addition, schools need to hire additional teachers to address this issue. In recent years (2011-2019), the number of newly hired teachers increased from 241,000 to 358,000, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics (Digest 2021). With this regard, schools initiated mentorship practices to scaffold the needs of the newly hired teachers. With the help of mentorship, newly hired teachers are equipped with the necessary skills to produce globally competent learners who would be future-ready. In the study of (Schwan, Anna, et al., 2020), newly hired teachers mentored by mentor teachers benefit from positive interactions, collaboration, improved instruction, and a developed sense of community.


Keywords: Mentoring, New Teachers, Challenges


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