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ERIC Number: ED314363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Training Mentors and Proteges: The Key to Successful Mentoring Programs.
Million, Steven K.
A description is given of an alternative to long-term mentor training. Under this orientation model, mentors are introduced to the mentoring task through a one-day formal training program in which the district makes clear what it expects of mentors, including a review of what has worked well in the past. Prospective mentors are encouraged to feel good about the knowledge and experience they bring to the mentoring enterprise and about the potential value they represent to their proteges. Written materials describing what is expected of mentors and suggesting ways of accomplishing these goals are distributed. It is not recommended that districts require mentors to develop highly structured plans and schedules. Instead, they are asked to study the program's expectations and, working with their proteges, establish a routine of mentor-protege meetings and other activities designed to assist the protege's professional development. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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