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ERIC Number: ED455222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 127
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7738-4
Training Mentors Is Not Enough: Everything Else Schools and Districts Need To Do.
Portner, Hal
This how-to guide and workbook helps planners and participants who want to develop an exemplary mentoring program or upgrade an existing one. It is designed to help readers: obtain broad-based commitment and participation from key individuals and groups; understand and work within the larger environment in which a mentoring program operates; form a mentoring committee and develop its capacity to make decisions effectively; and support the program with pragmatic and effective policies, procedures, and resources. The nine chapters focus on key elements essential to the viability of an exemplary program, offering discussions supported by anecdotes, commentary, examples, and interactive exercises. The nine chapters include (1) "Commitment"; (2) "Putting Commitment to Work"; (3) "The Macrosystem"; (4)"Roles and Responsibilities (It Takes a Community To Induct a Teacher"; (5) "Policies, Procedures, and Particulars"; (6) "Professional Development for Newly Trained Mentors"; (7) "Evaluating the Fledgling Mentoring Program"; (8) "Some Other Programs Related to Mentoring"; and (9) "Inventing the Future: Planning an Exemplary Program." (Contains 36 references.) (SM)
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-7738-4, $19.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-7737-6, $45.95). Tel: 800-818-7242 (Toll Free); Fax: 805-499-5323; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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