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ERIC Number: ED382600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 827
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-878234-06-4
Mentoring: A Resource and Training Guide for Educators.
Newton, Anne; And Others
The goals of the five chapters in this guide are to help both new and experienced educators develop as reflective practitioners and to integrate a mentoring program into the fabric of a school's community. The first chapter discusses adult learning and development, reflective practice, change, and diversity. The second chapter presents an overview of the goals for a mentoring program; a discussion of the critical components involved in planning and implementing a mentoring program, including the needs of new teachers and mentors; and a review of the roles and responsibilities of the individuals and organizations that enable a mentoring program to work. The third chapter addresses the training of mentor teachers (e.g., communication skills; observation, documentation, and conferencing skills; and current theory about what consitutes excellent teaching). Evaluation of the effectiveness of a mentoring program is discussed in the fourth chapter. The final chapter discusses mentoring in the context of a district's professional development activities. Each chapter provides a brief review of the research and literature on that topic, activities, and a list of resources. (LL)
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, 300 Brickstone Square, Suite 900, Andover, MA 01810 (Order #9802, $98 plus $7 shipping charges).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.