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The purpose of this research study is to explore the importance of mentoring based on the pillars of relational leadership and appreciative inquiry. The study is intended to provide relevant inputs to enhance the professional development of students and faculty by seamless transformation of their educational relationship into mentorship. The mentoring process in the practicum of student teachers constitutes a critical factor in their professional development. Student teachers view the process in their practice teaching as the best way to acquire professional knowledge and competence as a teacher (Hascher, Cocard, & Moser, 2004; He, 2010).


Sunshine State Teaching and Learning Conference


Daytona Beach, FL


College of Business and Management



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