Publisher description for Teacher mentoring and induction : the state of the art and beyond / Hal Portner, editor ; afterword by Dennis Sparks.


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"The material is useful not only for beginners just starting to look at mentoring, but also for those with years of experience. It is one of the best books I've read on the topic."
Carole Cooper, Director of Academic Accountability
St. Charles Community Unit School District, IL

"Ensuring that our newest colleagues are properly inducted and supported must be a top priority for all educators. Teacher Mentoring and Induction is a wonderful resource for those who care about the future of the teaching profession."
Terry Dozier, Director, Center for Teacher Leadership
Virginia Commonwealth University

"The implications for the field are presented in a user-friendly manner. The examples of induction and mentoring programs are very thoughtfully examined to provide readers with multiple ways to approach and reach success in planning and implementing programs in their local setting."
Theresa Rouse, Assessment & Program Evaluation Coordinator
Monterey County Office of Education, CA

Drastically reduce attrition rates and rapidly transform new teachers into experienced professionals!

One out of every two new teachers will quit teaching within five years; however, studies show that comprehensive induction programs can slash attrition rates in half and dramatically accelerate the professional development of new teachers.

Teacher Mentoring and Induction combines an overview of the current state of induction and mentoring with cutting-edge strategies for developing a new program or improving an existing one. In this extraordinary resource, the top names in this field examine how various mentoring and induction programs are developed, identifying areas of effectiveness to determine how successful programs can be replicated.

Contributors include:


Tom Ganser
Mark Bower
Harry K. Wong
Ellen Moir
Hal Portner
Jean Casey & Ann Claunch
James Rowley
Barry Sweeny
Bruce Wellman & Laura Lipton
Susan Villani
Janice Hall
Ted Britton & Lynn Paine
Dennis SparksThe definitive book on teacher induction and mentoring, this groundbreaking work is divided into three parts: Part I describes the developmental processes and philosophical underpinnings of exemplary programs, Part II focuses on mentoring constructs and best practices, and Part III connects mentoring and induction to broader educational issues.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mentoring in education.
Teachers -- Training of.