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Polikoff, Morgan S.; Desimone, Laura M.; Porter, Andrew C.; Hochberg, Eric D. – Elementary School Journal, 2015
Mentoring is a common form of support for beginning teachers. State and district mentoring policies vary along a number of dimensions, yet policymakers have little evidence to draw on in designing effective mentoring programs. We use quantitative and qualitative data from a study of beginning middle school mathematics teachers in 10 districts to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Policy, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Mason, DeWayne A.; Stimson, Janet – Elementary School Journal, 1996
Queried 571 elementary school principals in 12 states to determine: (1) the frequency of nontraditional (combination and nongraded) classes; and (2) changes in the use of combination classes during recent years. Found that although combination classes represented 17% of California classrooms, most states contained only 3 to 7%. Nongraded classes…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Comparative Analysis, Differences, Elementary Education