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ERIC Number: ED313331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
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Mentors and New Teachers: Reshaping the Teaching Profession in Massachusetts. Report of the Wheelock College Conference on Mentor Teacher Training (Boston, Massachusetts, August 1-5, 1988).
Kamii, Mieko; Harris-Sharples, Susan
A report is given of a conference which recommended changes in the manner in which new teachers are inducted into the schools in Massachusetts. The focus of the conference was on mentoring programs. The basic philosophy of the conferees was that an effective mentoring program must be a communal enterprise, drawing upon and fostering a collegiality within the school and developing a climate in which all participants find support from their collegues and administrators. The roles are defined for the following program participants in a mentoring program: (1) mentors; (2) new teachers; (3) principals and other supervisory personnel; (4) parents; (5) school district; (6) colleges and universities; and (7) the state. Following descriptions of the responsibilities of the participants in the program a discussion is presented on training and supporting each of the roles. The appendices summarize salient points made in the conference. (JD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts