The present study aimed to analyze the views of pre-service teachers, expressed through metaphors, about the adequacy of mentors and teaching practice schools and their recommendations for effective mentoring. A phenomenological design was adopted, and participants included 105 mentees. The current mentors and teaching practice schools had attributes that were not adequate for active mentoring. The mentor should be selected based on criteria such as professional competence, ability to perform mentoring roles, and positive interpersonal relationships. The teaching practice schools should be selected based on human relations, educational activities, the quality of education and instruction, and the physical conditions of the school.


professional development, school-university partnership, practical education, teacher

ORCID Identifiers

Suzan Canli: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3619-3345

Hasan Demirtas: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4223-5786



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