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ERIC Number: EJ819713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Is Mentoring Enough? An Examination of the Mentoring Relationship in the Pilot Two-Year Kentucky Teacher Internship Program
Evans-Andris, Melissa; Kyle, Diane W.; Carini, Robert M.
New Educator, v2 n4 p289-309 Dec 2006
This article examines a pilot program's mentoring component involving first-year interns and veteran teachers in relation to new teachers' needs and effects regarding support and professional development. Mentoring along with delayed work requirements and evaluation increased interns' adjustment to teaching. However, emotional and technical support through mentoring proved inadequate in meeting needs. Interns wanted structured professional development including information sharing, peer networking, and evidence of professional growth. The article increases our understanding of mentoring and has policy implications to promote effective induction for new teachers. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky