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ERIC Number: EJ1147637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Mentor Teacher Training: A Hybrid Model to Promote Partnering in Candidate Development
Childre, Amy L.; Van Rie, Ginny L.
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v34 n1 p10-16 Mar 2015
In order to promote high quality clinical experiences for teacher candidates, one of the recent changes to educator preparation accreditation standards specifically targeted clinical faculty qualifications. Qualified mentor teachers are critical clinical faculty because they serve as the model for training practices for teacher candidates, the tangible link between research and practice. For optimal training outcomes, educator preparation programs must ensure mentor teachers are skilled in both mentoring teacher candidates and in modeling practices central to candidate preparation. This article describes a hybrid mentor teacher training designed to promote mentor teacher awareness of training program requirements and mentoring responsibilities as well as proficiency in evidence-based practices. Resources, online tools, and collaborative partnerships to support implementation by rural training programs are discussed. Mentor teacher evaluation of the pilot program is reported. Considerations are shared for establishment of P-12 partnerships in clinical faculty preparation and development of sustainable training models.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Grant or Contract Numbers: H325T090008