ERIC Number: ED345376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-22
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Principal Mentoring Programs: Are School Districts Providing the Leadership?
Cohn, Kathleen C.; Sweeney, R. Carol
Findings from a study that determined the extent to which school districts utilized formal new mentoring programs for principals and examined the nature of such programs are presented in this paper. Methodology involved a survey of 40 school districts in a large urban region of southern California, which elicited 23 responses; interviews with the overseers of 8 mentoring programs; and interviews with 1 mentor and mentee from each of the 8 programs. Based on the findings, a model for district principal mentoring programs is proposed. Its major components include institutionalization, structures and process, mentor selection, training, rewards, multiple mentor planning, and socialization. Conclusions are that program success depends on the value placed on mentoring within the school district, and that districts should strongly consider implementing such programs for principals, especially for those from underrepresented groups. (21 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).