ERIC Number: EJ771711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 5
Mentoring Latino School Leaders
Magdaleno, Kenneth R.
Leadership, v36 n1 p12-14 Sep-Oct 2006
With the increasing number of Latina and Latino students in California schools, the need was clear for a mentoring program that not only increased the growth rate, but also supported the retention rate of Latina and Latino school superintendents and educational leaders. Such leaders are most often perceived by Latina and Latino students as positive role models who represent their future. Implementing and sustaining a same-race administrator mentoring support program that improves the probability of success for future Latina and Latino educational leaders is essential to the future of California's educational system. Such leaders are readily conscious of the obstacles and issues members of their ethnic group face in leadership roles. In this article, the author discusses the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) Administrator Mentoring Program, which strives to develop Latino and Latina leaders who can serve as mentors and protege models for present and future cohorts.
Descriptors: Superintendents, Mentors, Hispanic American Students, Persistence, Instructional Leadership, Role Models, Administrator Role, Administrators, Racial Factors, Leadership Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California