ERIC Number: EJ719298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Reference Count: 51
Head to Head: A Systematic Review of the Research Evidence on Mentoring New Head Teachers
Hobson, Andrew J.; Sharp, Caroline
School Leadership and Management, v25 n1 p25-42 Feb 2005
This article reports findings arising from a systematic review of literature relating to mentoring new head teachers. The review found that all major studies of formal mentoring programmes for new heads reported that such programmes have been effective, and that the mentoring of new heads can result in a range of perceived benefits for both mentees and mentors. However, the nature of the research evidence presented to support such findings is inconclusive and there are notable gaps in the evidence base. With a view to advancing academic knowledge in the field, the authors highlight those areas where further research is most needed.
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Principals, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Literature Reviews, Professional Development, Administrator Qualifications
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom