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ERIC Number: ED349276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The New Hampshire Mentor Project: Bridging the Gap between Concept and Application.
Carr, John C.; Dunne, Kathy
Consistent with educational reform efforts and the premise of teacher involvement, a collaborative state-wide effort was initiated by the New Hampshire State Department of Education to provide opportunities for skilled, experienced teachers to mentor new teachers during a 1-year induction period. This paper details the Mascoma Valley Regional School District's site-based management initiative and addresses several issues surrounding New Hampshire's teacher induction project: (1) gaining the support of various stakeholder groups within the educational community; (2) selection and training of mentors; (3) cost of implementation; (4) mentor compensation, time, and program evaluation; and (5) site-based management and collaborative action research projects. Mentors are expected to: complete a seminar in peer supervision; observe and meet with inductees; meet with a support team comprised of all mentors and the superintendent; work with the staff development committee to arrange professional activities for inductees; and assist the inductee in all necessary areas. Copies of The New Hampshire Teacher Project Selection Criteria for Proposal Funding and an outline of the Mascoma Mentor Education Course are appended. (Contains 16 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mascoma Valley Regional School District NH; New Hampshire Mentor Teacher Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (16th, Houston, TX, November 21-26, 1991).