ERIC Number: ED484937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
The Role of Mentoring in Teacher Quality and Retention
Intercultural Development Research Association
A severe and persistent national shortage of teachers has greatly compromised the quality of teaching in today's schools. This is especially troublesome at a time when students face an ever-growing demand to master challenging standards. Many students are being taught by teachers who are not certified or who are teaching in subjects outside their expertise. This document discusses the importance of mentoring in the field of education. [This document originally appeared in the "IDRA Newsletter", however some accompanying charts and graphs may not be provided here.]
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Mentors, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Persistence
Intercultural Development Research Association, 5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228-1190. Tel: 210-444-1710; Fax: 210-444-1714.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.