ERIC Number: ED347691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mentor Development: A Model of Collaboration. Implementation of the Danforth Project at CSU, Fresno.
Papalewis, Rosemary; And Others
Outcomes of a mentoring-based preservice training program for educational administrators, the Danforth Foundation Program for the Preparation of School Principals, are described in this paper. Components of the program included field-based experiential learning, educational collaboration, and mentoring with experienced administrators. Phase 1 involved the administration of a pretraining questionnaire to 18 mentoring dyads from 11 public school districts in San Joaquin Valley, California, to measure the amount and quality of mentoring activity. Phase 2 involved participation in a training workshop that tracked the mentors' and proteges' development. The third phase collected data through administration of a protege needs survey, interviews conducted with proteges and mentors, and analysis of both groups' journals. Proteges and mentors both expressed positive experiences, but proteges reported cultural and gender differences that hampered communication and satisfaction. (37 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (San Joaquin Valley)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).