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ERIC Number: ED549564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2672-8726-7
Cross-Racial/Cross-Gender Mentoring of School Administrators
Williams, Zella M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri - Saint Louis
The purpose of this study is to determine the perceived effectiveness of the professional mentoring which female African American school administrators and other school administrators have received from their school district, examining the cross-racial and cross-gender pairings of mentors and mentees. After an extensive review of the literature, a cross-sectional, self-reporting attitudinal survey was designed. The survey began with a section of closed-ended questions to gather demographic information. The second section gathered information about the mentoring experience using a Likert scale. The final section consisted of one open-ended question about mentoring effectiveness. The survey was distributed to all certified and non-certified administrators in a large Midwestern school district who participated in a district-led formal mentoring program. Seventy percent of the administrators completed and returned the survey. The results of the survey indicate no significant differences in perceived mentoring impact in cross-racial or cross-gender pairs of mentors and mentees. This is important for school districts which face increasingly diverse staff and student populations in the future. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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