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ERIC Number: EJ880538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Preparing Future Principals: Facilitating the Development of a Mentoring Mindset through Graduate Coursework
Searby, Linda J.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v18 n1 p5-22 Feb 2010
Aspiring school leaders rarely emerge from their principal preparation programs fully ready for the challenges that await them as new administrators, with much evidence revealing the need for continued mentoring and professional development. The author developed graduate course content that taught students the knowledge, skills and dispositions of protegeship in a principal preparation program, encouraging them to develop a mentoring mindset. A framework for protegeship, derived from several sources in the mentoring literature, is described. The author required students to approach individuals to formally mentor them. Student responses to this assignment indicated their acknowledgement of mentoring needs, awareness of the need for preparation and recognition of the benefits of seeking a mentor. This research contributes to the thin region of literature on protege preparation for mentoring. The protegeship framework and protege preparation activities can be adapted for mentoring programs in the United States or internationally. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States