ERIC Number: ED344315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
A Method for Matching Leadership Mentors and Proteges.
Daresh, John C.; Playko, Marsha A.
A method for matching leadership mentors with beginning teachers is described in this paper, with emphasis on personality types and psychosocial characteristics. A review of literature on guide matching concludes that research is inconclusive and that matching is often based on availability. Five fundamental assumptions of the personnel matching approach are then outlined. Four mentor-protege styles are described: supportive, directive, facilitative, and scientific. An instrument, which is an adaptation of the Sayers-Kirsch Leadership Matrix (1978), is being developed and pilot tested for the placement of individuals into one of the four groupings. A conclusion is that mentoring is not dependent upon participants' sharing similar leadership styles, but upon the ability to build upon sameness or difference. A behavioral characteristics rating form is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (New Orleans, LA, April 4-7, 1992).