ERIC Number: ED265118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Expanded Teacher Roles: Mentors and Masters. Technical Report 1. A Survey of California Districts and Counties.
Shulman, Judith; And Others
Mentor program coordinators from school districts in California responded to a survey pertaining to the implementation of the California Mentor Teacher Program. Survey responses indicate that the pace of implementation has been rapid in the first six months of the program. Agreements have been forged among teachers, administrators, and school boards, mentors have been selected, assignments made, and work begun. Districts have concentrated primarily on establishing workable selection procedures for the first year, with correspondingly less attention paid to the limits and possibilities of mentors' responsibilities. Short term program implementation requirements have taken precedence over long term issues. The survey results underscore the importance of several key issues, all of which will be addressed in future studies. Topics planned for further investigation include: (1) mentor selection; (2) mentor role; (3) training and support; (4) incentives and rewards; and (5) benefits and other program effects. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.