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Garten, Ted R.; And Others – Teaching Education, 1994
First-year teachers need mentoring by experienced, successful practitioners. This paper suggests a model for preparing mentors that was developed by school district personnel and university faculty. The model provides 14 hours (distributed over the school year) of training in philosophy, basic mentoring, communication skills, peer supervision,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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Gillette, Maureen D.; Grant, Carl A. – Teaching Education, 1991
Examines discontent over standards of education and its relationship to current debates about multicultural education. The paper discusses the views of critics and advocates of multicultural education as well as of those who must implement it no matter what their stance. It also notes the effects of discontent on students. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Banks, James A. – Teaching Education, 1991
Describes strategies one teacher educator uses in an ethnic studies course designed to prepare teachers for the future (which is predicted to have more minority students and fewer minority teachers). Multicultural educational experiences are essential so teachers can gain social science, pedagogical, and subject matter content knowledge about…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Austin, Anna – Teaching Education, 1991
Teacher educator discusses challenges in preparing teachers for diverse student populations. She remembers being the only African American in one seventh grade class. It was the only public school experience in which she forgot her differences because the teacher taught to benefit all students, forever influencing her educational beliefs. (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Environment, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Akker, Jan van den; Plomp, Tjeerd – Teaching Education, 1992
The article examines the role of educational leaders in implementing the use of computers in education. After discussing whether leadership for the integration of information technology is desirable, the paper suggests a versatile, continuous, well-organized approach to bringing about lasting, substantial change. (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hynes, John L.; And Others – Teaching Education, 1992
Many American schools that use site-based management and shared decision making have a lead teacher who continues teaching while accepting greater responsibility for the overall school success. The Southeastern Teacher Leadership Center helps lead teachers assume their new leadership roles. Program evaluation indicates it helps remove barriers…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Libutti, Patricia – Teaching Education, 1992
This annotated guide presents 51 resources on the subject of engagement in ethical, political, and social discourse and deliberative action when developing educators as leaders. Topics include mentoring, empowerment, women's issues, peer coaching, collective bargaining, teacher/principal relationships, and school restructuring. (SM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics
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Yager, Robert E. – Teaching Education, 1991
Describes efforts in the reform of science education, noting the importance of changing preservice and in-service teacher education. The article examines three national systemic reform efforts and discusses implementation efforts in Iowa. It also discusses Iowa's teacher preparation and offers assessment information arising from Iowa's efforts.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change