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ERIC Number: ED342771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-27
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
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What Are the Important Mentor Roles: Perceptions of Participants in a State-Mandated Mentoring Program. (Draft).
Ganser, Tom
This study focuses on participants in a state-mandated mentoring program for beginning school teachers, counselors, and librarians during their first year of teaching. Participants included 13 mentor teachers, 1 mentor school counselor, 13 beginning teachers, and 2 beginning librarians. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews. In general, participants supported the provision of assistance to beginning teachers, counselors, and librarians in the form of mentoring programs pairing beginners with experienced colleagues. However, it appears that little guidance was provided to them about what mentoring involved and about the various roles mentors can play. Participants consistently emphasized the need for more guidance, in the form of written guidelines, orientations, or brief training sessions for mentors. Most participants defined the primary roles of a mentor as a provider of emotional support and of assistance with logistical matters. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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