ERIC Number: ED318732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Bridges to Strength: Establishing a Mentoring Program for Beginning Teachers; An Administrator's Guide.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Tennessee Education Association, Nashville.
This handbook assesses the tasks of school leaders in developing a successful mentoring program in their schools. Information is provided on: (1) identifying essential components of effective mentoring programs; (2) responsibilities of the building principal, mentors, and beginning teachers; (3) funding arrangements, including alternatives to mentor compensation; (4) qualities and responsibilities of effective mentors; (5) processes to enhance program acceptance and increase voluntary mentor participation; (6) key areas of training for mentors; and (7) ways for administrators to demonstrate support for the mentoring programs. A summary is provided on components of effective mentoring programs supported by research literature. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Mentors, Program Development, Role Models, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Tennessee Education Association, Nashville.