A Process Evaluation of the Mentorship Programme of the University of Education, Winneba
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 4 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-4-April-2007
This evaluation of the mentorship programme of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), is a part
fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and
Evaluation Methods course undertaken at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. The University of
Education, Winneba (UEW) is a higher education institution mandated by the Act that established it to
train teachers for the country’s formal education sector. In line with this mandate, the University adopted
the model that is made up of a 3-year on campus theory-based and one-year off-campus schoolbased.
The one-year school-based experience is referred to as the Student Internship Programme
(SIP). This is an intensive school-based student teaching-learning experience, which provides a
structured, supervised and clinical experience for the student-teacher. The conceptual underpinnings of
this programme is that teachers are supposed to be reflective decision makers who facilitate students’
learning by reflecting on their practice, assess and improve their teaching behaviours.