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ERIC Number: ED343899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
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Getting Off to a Good Start: A Collaborative Mentoring Program for Beginning Teachers.
This paper describes the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Beginning Teacher Assistance Program. The program, operational since 1974, is collaborative, uniting the personnel and resources of the University, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and small to medium sized school districts. Beginning teachers are provided with a structured mentoring program. Mentors are offered basic and advanced training in mentoring skills, and they are given the opportunity to explore important topics and issues related to beginning teacher socialization, teaching as an occupation, and the role of mentoring in beginning teacher induction. The report provides: (1) the program's context and background; (2) an overview of the program addressing information dissemination, program consultants, monthly meetings, other mentoring activities, mentor selection and training, the Wisconsin Improvement Program Grant, and the program's advisory committee; (3) program structures, costs, and resources; (4) feedback provided by 1990-91 participants; and (5) future directions that include more linkages between present and past participants. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Wisconsin Whitewater; Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Wisconsin Improvement Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Diversity in Mentoring Conference (5th, Chicago, IL, April 1992).