ERIC Number: ED353671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring for Administrator Renewal. Occasional Papers: School Leadership and Education Reform. OP #1.
Ashby, Dianne E.
Findings of a study that examined the effects of a statewide mentoring program for Illinois principals are presented in this paper, with a focus on the reasons for principals' behavior changes. Methodology involved interviews with six pairs of mentors and proteges, site observations, and artifact collection. Conclusions are that: (1) principals respond to a personalized midcareer renewal; (2) principal development should be an individualized process that emphasizes issues of identity and adaptivity; (3) mentoring is an interpersonal relationship based on mutual respect and trust; (4) every principal changed to some degree from directive to shared decision-making leadership styles; (5) planned project mentoring can have an important role in principals' professional growth but must be implemented with care; and (6) the principals' midcareer crisis problem has been overlooked. Three tables and a 45-item bibliography are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Leadership Styles, Management Development, Mentors, Professional Development, State Programs
National Center for School Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1208 W. Springfield Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 ($4).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for School Leadership, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois