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ERIC Number: EJ948678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Alumni Mentoring of Beginning Teachers
Wepner, Shelley B.; Krute, Laurence; Jacobs, Susan
SRATE Journal, v18 n2 p56-64 Sum 2009
Alumni who are veteran teachers can become a valuable resource for teacher education programs in mentoring beginning teachers from the same institution. An Alumni Mentoring Guild was established through a School of Education and Office of Career Services to bring back alumni to help beginning teachers. Mentors worked with up to three beginning teachers or new graduates for a year to guide them with the challenges of teaching. A self-efficacy questionnaire, narrative responses, and a contact log were used to assess the program. Recommendations for developing an alumni mentoring program focus on collaboration, recruitment, administrative oversight, participant feedback and improvement of a teacher education program. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A