ERIC Number: ED382600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring: A Resource and Training Guide for Educators.
Newton, Anne; And Others
The goals of the five chapters in this guide are to help both new and experienced educators develop as reflective practitioners and to integrate a mentoring program into the fabric of a school's community. The first chapter discusses adult learning and development, reflective practice, change, and diversity. The second chapter presents an overview of the goals for a mentoring program; a discussion of the critical components involved in planning and implementing a mentoring program, including the needs of new teachers and mentors; and a review of the roles and responsibilities of the individuals and organizations that enable a mentoring program to work. The third chapter addresses the training of mentor teachers (e.g., communication skills; observation, documentation, and conferencing skills; and current theory about what consitutes excellent teaching). Evaluation of the effectiveness of a mentoring program is discussed in the fourth chapter. The final chapter discusses mentoring in the context of a district's professional development activities. Each chapter provides a brief review of the research and literature on that topic, activities, and a list of resources. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Literature Reviews, Mentors, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reflective Teaching, Resource Materials, Training Methods
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 900, Andover, MA 01810 (Order #9802, $98 plus $7 shipping charges).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
Identifiers: Reflective Practice