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 development

This 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.

chapter 1|9 pages


Mentoring matters in and for geography education

part Section 1|45 pages

Mentoring in geography education

chapter 2|18 pages

Navigating the policy landscape

Conceptualising subject-specialist mentoring within and beyond policy

chapter 3|11 pages

Mentoring as a spatial practice

part Section 2|78 pages

Perspectives and experiences in geography mentoring

part Section 3|105 pages

Being a geography mentor

chapter 11|17 pages

Planning in geography education

A conversation between university-based tutors and school-based mentors in Initial Teacher Education

chapter 14|16 pages

Educative mentoring

A key to professional learning for geography teachers and mentors

chapter 15|16 pages


Theory and practice for beginning geography teachers

part Section 4|11 pages


chapter 16|9 pages

Mentoring matters

Contributing to a more just tomorrow in geography education