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ERIC Number: EJ829360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9282
Systems of Support: The Educators with Disabilities Caucus and Its Mentoring Program
Haselden, Polly G.; De Loach, Pamela K.; Miller, Jennifer; Campbell, Monica; Boyer, Lynn; Anderson, Nancy
Educational Considerations, v34 n2 p25-28 Spr 2007
Beginning educators who have disabilities may have additional challenges to face besides those commonly experienced by new teachers, challenges that are then extended to mentoring programs provided to support them. Are initial difficulties the result of their novice situation, their disabilities, or a combination of the two? What kinds of modifications, adaptations, accommodations, or resources can assist them in handling any difficulties their disabilities may present in an educational context? Mentors who are experienced educators, either with disabilities themselves or without disabilities but with extensive experience advocating for and supporting educators with disabilities, can be a strong resource to provide disability-related support to new teachers with disabilities. In this article, the authors introduce the national Educators with Disabilities Caucus Mentoring Program and present information concerning the first three mentoring partnership. (Contains 15 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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