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National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
E-mentoring--the use of technology-based communication formats in which mentors and mentees interact--is emerging as a solution for supporting novice teachers, especially when they have limited access to in-building support. This Brief describes the possibilities of using e-mentoring with novice special education teachers.
Descriptors: Mentors, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Special Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Induction is a term that describes the support a new teacher receives. Teacher induction begins when a new teacher enters the workforce, and it may extend throughout the next several years of teaching. Induction represents a phase in development that focuses on new teachers' concerns and problems of practice. It also serves as a catalyst for new…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Beginning Teacher Induction
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Many mentoring policies do not differentiate between novice special education teachers and their general education counterparts. Although novice special education teachers may benefit in part from general induction practices, their experience is limited when there is little attention given to their unique instructional needs. Policymakers can…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
E-mentoring--the use of technology-based communication formats in which mentors and mentees interact--is emerging as a solution for supporting novice teachers, especially when they have limited access to in-building support. This Brief describes the possibilities of using e-mentoring with novice special education teachers.
Descriptors: Mentors, Special Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Special Education
National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2010
Effective state policy for new teacher mentoring stipulates program elements that increase the likelihood that district programming will be implemented and, thus, defines for districts what is important about mentoring support. Although most state policies do not differentiate programs for novice special education teachers, there are particular…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Special Education
Rosenberg, Michael S.; Brownell, Mary; McCray, Erica D.; deBettencourt, Laurie U.; Leko, Melinda; Long, Suzanne – National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, 2009
Local school systems, Local Education Agencies [LEAs], and universities, Institutions of Higher Education [IHEs], work together in a variety of ways in the initial preparation and ongoing professional development of teachers, although it is difficult to ascertain the number of LEA/IHE partnerships. These relationships typically allow for a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Disabilities, School Districts, Educational Change