ERIC Number: ED263105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Mentors: A Review of the Literature.
Many local education agencies as well as school districts are currently designing induction programs for beginning teachers. One feature of these programs is the appointment of a mentor or sponsor teacher. This review is designed to summarize existing literature from the teaching profession on the mentoring relationship in order to assist educators in enhancing induction programs. This paper focuses on two major areas: (1) the need for assistance for the beginning teacher, and (2) mentoring among elementary and secondary teachers (an examination of mentoring in schools and existing induction programs). The appendices contain: (1) capsule descriptions of eleven selected beginning teacher programs; (2) criteria for selection of mentors or master teachers; (3) role and functions of master/mentor or master teachers; (4) a profile of a mentor; and (5) control and governance in the implementation of induction programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.