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Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2015
The nation's teacher education programs are not producing the quantity or quality of teachers needed, particularly in needed subjects. The only way to ensure a strong enough pipeline of effective teachers to ensure equitable access is to dramatically increase how states are preparing prospective educators. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment
Fraser, James W.; Watson, Audra M. – Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014
Woodrow Wilson Senior Fellow James W. Fraser and Audra Watson, the Foundation's Director of Mentoring and Induction Strategy, take a look at emerging trends in clinical preparation for new teachers. This new white paper is based on experience with the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships, and includes observations from some of the colleges and…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Mentors, Student Teaching, College Students
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Brandon, Paul R.; Smith, Nick L.; Ofir, Zenda; Noordeloos, Marco – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
In this Exemplars case, the fifth and final under the direction of the current coeditors, the authors present a reflective account of an ongoing, complex, multiyear, multinational monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system conducted for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), an international development program. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Agriculture, Research and Development
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Doherty, Leanne – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
Many women are considered viable candidates to hold political office but choose not to run for various reasons. One of those reasons is that they do not see the characteristics in themselves that they determine necessary to be a successful politician. For the past five years, the Intern Fellowship Program at Simmons College has matched young women…
Descriptors: Political Candidates, Females, Self Concept, Internship Programs
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Dorr, Aimee; Arms, Emily; Hall, Valerie – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background/Context: In the early 1990s, the Spencer Foundation instituted an Institutional Research Training Grant (RTG) program to improve the preparation of the next generation of education researchers. UCLA received an RTG in the first round of competition. Purpose/Objective/Research Question/Focus of Study: UCLA's Spencer RTG program sought to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Institutional Research, Apprenticeships, Doctoral Dissertations
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Morzinski, Jeffrey A.; Graham, Antonnette V.; Straussner, S. Lala A.; Schoener, Eugene; Marcus, Marianne T.; Madden, Theresa; Brown, Richard L. – Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, 2007
Mentoring is an important aspect of professional development, but can it advance substance use disorder skills in a national, interdisciplinary fellowship program? This evaluation study used a telephone survey to examine the influence of distance mentoring, interdisciplinary mentoring, and mentor functions on fellows' satisfaction, learning and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Substance Abuse, Telephone Surveys, Fellowships
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Gilles, Carol; Wilson, Jennifer – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2004
Although many studies examine benefits to the mentees, this study examined the growth and development of the mentors in the context of a particular teacher induction program, the University of Missouri Teaching Fellowship Program. This program is unique in that mentors are released from classroom duties to mentor two fellows, conduct professional…
Descriptors: Mentors, Focus Groups, Fellowships, Professional Development