ERIC Number: ED456511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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Leaders Helping Leaders: A Practical Guide to Administrative Mentoring. Second Edition.
Daresh, John C.
This book is intended to serve as a practical guide to developing, implementing, and appraising mentoring programs for school and district leaders. It describes mentoring and discusses why it is an important issue in professional development. A three-phase model is presented to help lead school districts and individual school personnel through the initial planning of a program, its implementation, and evaluation issues. Other practical topics include identifying program targets (for example, new principals, inexperienced and beginning administrators, or experienced administrators who are new to a district), identifying the purpose of the program, identifying appropriate characteristics of a mentor, preparing mentors, finding good matches, mentor responsibilities and consultation skills, mentoring for beginning leaders, and mentoring for veterans. Evaluation questions are suggested for appraising program effectiveness. The final chapter discusses postprogram actions, the place mentoring has as part of a larger professional development program, review of local priorities, and consideration of long-range plans for continued mentor-program support. Three appendices include answers to the Mentoring Background Quiz in chapter 1, mentoring scenarios, and a Mentor-Protege Action Planning Form. (Contains list of 17 suggested readings and subject/author index.) (RT)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Development, Mentors
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paper: ISBN-0-7619-7780-5, $29.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-7779-1, $69.95). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: For first edition (1993), see ED 362 503.