ERIC Number: ED495585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-27
Teacher Mentoring and Induction: The State of the Art and Beyond
Portner, Hal, Ed.
One out of every two new teachers will quit teaching within five years; however, studies show that comprehensive induction programs can slash attrition rates in half and dramatically accelerate the professional development of new teachers. This book combines an overview of the current state of induction and mentoring with cutting-edge strategies for developing a new program or improving an existing one. In this extraordinary resource, the top names in this field examine how various mentoring and induction programs are developed, identifying areas of effectiveness to determine how successful programs can be replicated. The definitive book on teacher induction and mentoring, this groundbreaking work is divided into three parts. Part I is titled "Developing and Designing Mentoring and Induction Programs" and describes the developmental processes and philosophical underpinnings of exemplary programs. The nine chapters in this part are: (1) Learning from the Past--Building for the Future (Tom Ganser); (2) Developing a District's Mentoring Plan: From Vision to Reality (Mark Bower); (3) New Teacher Induction: The Foundation for Comprehensive, Coherent, and Sustained Professional Development (Harry K. Wong); (4) Launching the Next Generation of Teachers: The New Teacher Center's Model for Quality Induction and Mentoring (Ellen Moir); (5) Embedding Induction and Mentoring into the School's Culture (Hal Portner); (6) The Stages of Mentor Development (Jean Casey and Ann Claunch); (7) Mentor Teachers as Instructional Coaches (James Rowley); (8) Mentoring: A Matter of Time and Timing (Barry Sweeny); and (9) Cultivating Learning Focused Relationships between Mentor Pairs (Bruce Wellman and Laura Lipton). Part II focuses on mentoring constructs and best practices. Part III is titled "Connecting Mentoring and Induction to Broader Issues" and connects mentoring and induction to broader educational issues. It contains three chapters: (10) Mentoring Promotes Teacher Leadership (Susan Villani); (11) Promoting Quality Programs through State-School Relationships (Janice Hall); and (12) Applying Ideas from Other Countries (Ted Britton and Lynn Paine). An afterword titled "The Gift That One Generation Gives the Next" by Dennis Sparks concludes the book.
Descriptors: Teacher Centers, Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Mentors, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Persistence, School Districts, Educational Planning, Program Development, School Culture, Teacher Collaboration, Collegiality, Peer Relationship
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