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ERIC Number: EJ787262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Components of a Successful Mentoring Program for Beginning Special Education Teachers: Perspectives from New Teachers and Mentors
White, Marlene; Mason, Christine Y.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v29 n3 p191-201 Sum 2006
Much of the research on mentoring has been either case study in nature or conducted with general educators. To understand the impact of mentoring for special educators, a consensus document prescribing guidelines for mentoring was developed and used across 7 national sites with 244 new teachers and 253 mentors. Results from the new teacher and mentor teacher surveys (returned by 60% and 68% of the new teachers and mentors respectively) showed that overall mentoring was considered worthwhile and helpful to the beginning teachers and helped to remediate stressors associated with attrition. The majority of new teachers and mentors were satisfied with being special education teachers and intended to return to the classroom. (Contains 5 tables.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A