ERIC Number: ED447652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education/School-to-Work-Models: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. The Mentor Program (Minnesota).
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
The National School-to-Work Office in collaboration with the National Association for Gifted Children, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for the Gifted, and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted have identified 11 gifted education/school-to-work (GT/STW) models that are either best practices or unique approaches. This information packet provides an overview of one of the best practices models: the Mentor Program in Minnesota. This mentorship model for highly motivated and talented juniors and seniors serves more than 50 high schools in the Twin Cities area. It allows students to learn at their own pace based on their abilities, talents, skills, and interests. These practices are presented in two semester-long courses, Mentor Seminar and Field Experience. Students must enroll in a 60-hour Mentor Seminar that helps them assess their interests and talents and prepares them with skills and knowledge. Once students determine their area of mentorship and complete a final project, the teacher works closely with them and their parents to identify the mentor for the Field Experience course. The information packet includes a description of the program, a book on mentorship (ED 385 732), "Mentorship: The Essential Guide for Schools and Business" (Jill M. Reilly), course outlines, and relevant articles. (CR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota