ERIC Number: ED456097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Leading the Teacher Induction and Mentoring Program. K-College.
Sweeny, Barry W.
This book takes school leaders through the process of creating and sustaining an induction and mentoring program. It challenges school leaders to think beyond initial, short-term goals to a wider, long-term vision, providing guidance on telementoring in the cyberage and advice to ensure development of highly effective practices that will improve teaching and learning. The six chapters are: (1) "Structures for Induction and Mentoring Programs" (e.g., what a mentor is, individual versus team mentoring, and full-time versus part-time mentoring); (2) "Developing the Induction and Mentoring Program" (e.g., characteristics of effective mentors and the need for mentoring program coordination); (3) "Telementoring in the Cyberage" (e.g., how technology supports induction and examples of telementoring programs); (4) "Using Technology To Support Novice Teachers and Mentoring" (e.g., one-to-one dialogue, one-to-group dialogue, two-way group dialogue, and one-to-text learning); (5) "Relating Induction and Mentoring to Other Teacher Development Initiatives" (e.g., changing the traditional teaching career and teacher evaluation and assessment); and (6) "Strategies for Finding Information, Resources, and Support" (e.g., obstacles to mentoring and nine strategies for overcoming obstacles). Lists of online as well as audio and visual resources providing further information and support for many of the strategies and ideas discussed in this book are appended. (Contains 75 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Mentors, Program Development, Teacher Improvement
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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