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Description - Teachers Mentoring Teachers by John C. Daresh

`Teachers Mentoring Teachers is timely, practical, and engaging - a welcome addition to the literature on retaining and providing meaningful professional development for teachers' - Sandra R Hurley, Associate Dean Program Director, Literacy Education, University of Texas, El Paso Teachers Mentoring Teachers is a guide for mentors, proteges, and schools. John C Daresh presents the role of a mentor not just as a SAGE guiding a novice, but as a responsive equal willing to listen and learn. He maintains this tone throughout the book, creating a foundation for reflection and critical analysis of the effectiveness of mentors and mentoring programmes. Chapters provide readers with an overview of the issues surrounding mentoring programmes, discussing various programmes, their benefits and their drawbacks. The book explores some of the major issues with planning, implementing, and evaluating mentoring programmes, and offers practical advice for professional development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761945765
ISBN-10: 0761945768
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 104
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John C. Daresh

John C. Daresh is professor of educational leadership at the University of Texas at El Paso. Over the years, he has held faculty or administrative appointments at the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, the University of Northern Colorado, and Illinois State University. He has also worked as a consultant on high school reform and administrator professional development for universities, state departments of education, national and state professional associations, and individual schools and districts across the United States, and also in Barbados, Canada, France, Holland, Israel, Turkey, South Africa, and Taiwan. By far, the bulk of Daresh's international service has been in the United Kingdom where he served an advisor and trainer for the School Management Task Force that developed and promoted support programs for beginning headteachers, the National College for School Leadership, the Welsh Office of Education, the North West Network for Diploma Development in Cheshire, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Lincoln, the University of Hull, CREATE Consultancies, and literally dozens of Local Education Authorities and individual schools across England and Wales. Daresh recently completed three years of service as the lead consultant on principal mentoring programs for the Chicago Public Schools as that megadistrict was faced with the challenge of bringing in mostly inexperienced principals to serve in nearly of the school system's elementary and high schools.

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