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ERIC Number: EJ876326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Elements of Successful Mentoring of a Female School Leader
Peters, April
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v9 n1 p108-129 2010
This case study examines the successful mentoring relationship between an early-career principal and her mentor as they participated in an Entry Year Program for early-career school administrators as a component of an Administrative Leadership Academy (ALA). Using a feminist poststructuralist framework, the findings show that contrary to traditional mentoring paradigms, which hold that the exchange of information is passed from the mentor to the protege, the success of this mentoring experience was the nonhierarchal and mutual learning interactions afforded the protege and her mentor. Implications of such findings are offered for future entry programs to increase support of more nontraditional leaders moving into the school principalship. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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