ERIC Number: ED366113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring Partnerships: Key to Leadership Success for Principals and Managers.
Matters, Pamela N.
This paper examines formal arrangements to encourage successful mentoring partnerships. It asserts that the most effective way to provide access to a variety of mentoring relationships is through formal programs that have clear goals and outcomes. Four phases of a formal mentoring program include development, consolidation, sponsorship, and redefinition. This paper also describes three mentoring programs established within the last 2 years in Victoria (Australia) for educational managers and school principals: (1) the Eleanor Davis Project, which encourages and helps more women to become school principals; (2) the Principals in School Leadership program, which provides experienced principals with access to business or professional leaders; and (3) the Women in Management Program, which helps women move from middle-level management positions to senior-level public-sector positions. Despite individual differences, each program followed the usual pattern of establishment: establish program rationale and expectations; select a program coordinator; provide adequate financial and personnel resources; develop a program structure coherent with the State Professional Development Plan; clearly document program objectives and processes; implement procedures for monitoring, supervision, and evaluation; and refine procedures. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership, Mentors, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Implementation
Pamela N. Matters, Directorate of School Education, Victoria, Rialto Level 8 Quality Programs Division, 525 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ($5 U.S. plus postage; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Australia (Victoria)
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (7th, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 1994).