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ERIC Number: ED346166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-19
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Mentoring: Studies of Effective Programs in Education.
DeBolt, Gary
In examining the theoretical place of induction in the process of becoming a teacher, this paper compares five school-based collaborative models of the use of mentors as part of induction programs to support new teachers. The following aspects of each program are compared: (1) goals; (2) training of mentors; (3) support provided for mentors; and (4) strengths and benefits of each program. The following programs are examined: (1) a collaborative program by the Albuquerque Public Schools and the University of New Mexico; (2) the North Country Mentor/Intern Regional Consortium in Northern New York; (3) the Arizona Teacher Residency Program; (4) the partnership among Hunter College of the City University of New York and the 24 public schools of Community School District Number 4 in East Harlem; and (5) the University of Northern Colorado's partnership program with regional public schools. The following findings are presented: (1) collaboration between public schools and institutions of higher education is extremely beneficial and desirable; (2) the need to support new teachers is critical in light of increased demands and pressures affecting teaching; (3) support of minority group teachers is critical; (4) mentoring programs must include context specific training and ongoing support; and (5) benefits accrue to the individuals and organizations involved. Four figures are included. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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