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ERIC Number: ED451184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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The Benefits of a Resource Mentor Program on Prospective and Practicing School Administrators.
Dappen, Leon
This paper reviews the literature on the benefits of internship experiences for prospective and practicing school administrators and describes the Resource Mentor Program, implemented at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, reporting on an evaluation of that program. The program involves students choosing their own school-based resource mentors and professors integrating into each class a project that is relevant to the student's school. The study examined mentor and mentee perceptions of the program, noting whether there was a relationship between number of meetings between mentors and mentees and perceptions of the program. Data from surveys of graduate educational administration students and their school-based mentors indicated that both groups believed the program provided students real school experiences relevant to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they would need to become successful administrators. There were no significant differences between mentor and mentee perceptions. Both groups perceived that they were involved together with administration-related projects and that mentees increased their confidence in working on administration-related projects. Mentees who met with mentors four or more times were significantly more positive about the program than were those who met less frequently. (Contains 20 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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