Finding One's Way: How Mentoring Can Lead to Dynamic Leadership

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Learn how to set up a mentoring program for your district or school that can help administrators be more effective at each stage of their careers. This book covers the major issues of planning, mentor selection, training, evaluation - all those "unique ingredients" necessary at all stages of the administrative journey. Crow and Matthews identify the functions, content, and meaning of mentoring in education and introduce the concept of mentoring as a careerlong learning tool for educational administrators. They describe the different participants as proteges, who want or need assistance, and mentors, who lead and teach. Finding One's Way is for anyone who is involved in developing a mentoring program, who already is a mentor, or who wants to be or have a mentor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803965461
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/30/1997
  • Series: One-off Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Why We Wrote This Book
The Audience for This Book
About the Authors
1 Finding One's Way - Alone or With Others 1
2 Mapping the Journey: Socialization as the Context of Mentoring 16
3 Getting Out of the Driveway: First Miles for Administrative Interns 36
4 Riding Shotgun: Mentoring Administrative Interns 55
5 Detours and Switchbacks: Socialization and Mentoring of Assistant Principals 71
6 Heading in the Right Direction: Socialization of New Principals 92
7 Asking Directions: Mentoring New Principals 110
8 Refueling: Socialization of Mid-Career Administrators 125
9 Creating One's Own Map: Mentoring Mid-Career Administrators 142
10 Shifting Into High Gear: Establishing Mentor Programs 155
References 169
Index 181
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