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ERIC Number: ED403071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Dart Mentor Teacher Model: Training Early Childhood Supervisors To Assist Beginning Teachers.
Restaino-Kelly, Arlene; Handler, June Moss
DART is a New Jersey statewide center for Dissemination, Advocacy, Research, and Training related to infants and toddlers, their families, and caregivers. This article describes the Trainer of Trainers mentoring model adopted by DART to increase the competency of child care supervisors and therefore the quality of care for infants and toddlers. It begins with an introduction to DART and the training program, including its participants, mission, structure, and objectives. Following is a description of the program's curriculum, such as its reliance on an interactional model of caregiver-child relationships, its three themes (child/adult development; the interactional processes of signaling, reciprocity, synchrony, attunement, and acknowledgment; and clinical supervision/mentoring), and the skills it is intended to develop. Next is a description of the course outline and development, including the topics of its 14 seminars and their relation to the program's 3 themes. The remainder of the article describes the results of an evaluation study completed in the program's third year, which was conducted in three parts: (1) a process evaluation to document the effects of training on participants and their classrooms; (2) policy and implications; and (3) outcome evaluation to make recommendations for improvement and to develop strategies to institutionalize the program. Contains 13 references. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey