ERIC Number: ED306671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
Emrick, William S.
This handbook focuses on the development of a mentor program at the Ferguson-Florissant School District in Missouri. The states's Excellence in Education Act suggests and the recently amended rule for teacher certification requires that beginning teacher support systems include a mentor program. The purpose of this program is to give new teachers opportunities through training and assistance to improve their chances of achieving a successful teaching career. It also provides mentor teachers with the opportunity for sharpening skills that are already present and to expand upon teaching skills and knowledge. The program is described under these topics: (1) program goals; (2) mentor selection criteria; (3) mentor teacher's tasks and duties; (4) definition of new teacher; (5) new teacher training; (6) program administration; (7) program evaluation; (8) mentor's function(s); (9) mentor teacher qualities; (10) mentor behavior; and (11) beneficial aspects. Appended are 20 case studies, a list of what mentors can do, and sample professional development plans for a beginning teacher. (SI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ferguson-Florissant School District, Ferguson, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri