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ERIC Number: EJ787006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Building Bridges: Strengthening the Principal Induction Process through Intentional Mentoring
Hall, Pete
Phi Delta Kappan, v89 n6 p449-452 Feb 2008
Most new principals are thrown into the job to sink or swim. This article describes how a well-designed mentoring program can be one of the best ways to ensure success if schools are going to improve. In 2002, realizing the need for high-quality administrators, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) identified six key standards for what principals should know and be able to do. The following year NAESP introduced the Principals Advisory Leadership Services (PALS) Corps, designed to meet the needs of aspiring, new, and experienced school principals. One component of this innovative framework is the National Principals Mentoring Certification Program, a yearlong professional development initiative that trains current principals to be "master artisans" who will guide, nurture, and support their proteges in a quasi-apprenticeship experience. The program includes a three-day institute and a nine-month mentoring internship that features in-depth mentoring practice, monthly chats, frequent professional reading, and continuous self-reflection projects. (Contains 27 notes.)
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Language: English
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