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ERIC Number: ED463257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 26
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Developing the Capacity for Interactive Professionalism through Mentoring and Principle-Centered Action.
Walker Hopp, Carolyn
The work of mentoring educational professionals includes establishing strong models to help educators and potential education leaders define operating principles that guide their professional work. The University of Central Florida partners with several public schools in developing models of mentoring. Teaching faculty at the college work directly with public schools to mentor beginning teachers and renew those who serve as mentors. One partnership school, Horizon Middle School (HMS), focuses on mentoring in cohorts. The HMS mentoring model provides an example of how mentoring and principle-centered action converge in interactive professionalism. The process began with the establishment of a foundation of beliefs and guiding principles about teaching and learning. The HMS principle-centered action required dynamic leadership and committed faculty. HMS teachers and administrators worked together to develop operating principles. After revising several drafts, they adopted a final version. Five appendixes include: an overview of operating principles concept; HMS operating principles draft one; HMS operating principles drafts with input from faculty and staff; HMS operating principles final version; and HMS operating principles with defining statements. (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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