Leaders Helping Leaders: A Practical Guide to Administrative Mentoring

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John C. Daresh, educational leadership expert, offers a practical and up-to-date mentoring plan to pair experienced administrators with new and struggling colleagues.

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Overview

John C. Daresh, educational leadership expert, offers a practical and up-to-date mentoring plan to pair experienced administrators with new and struggling colleagues.

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Frank Buck
"This is truly a how-to book for designing and implementing a mentoring program. Daresh pulls the reader in with a relaxed style and logical structure. The reader finds practical info about the possible pitfalls of starting a mentoring program and how to deal with them. I highly recommend this book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761977797
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/7/2001
  • Series: One-off Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

About the Author
Introduction
Pt. I Planning the Mentoring Program for School Leaders 1
1 What Is Mentoring, and Why Is It So Important? 3
2 Initial Program Development 10
3 What Is Our Purpose? 20
Pt. II Implementing Your Program 31
4 Who Is a Mentor? 33
5 Preparing People to Serve as Mentors 43
6 The Match Game 57
7 Now That You Are a Mentor, What Do You Do? 65
8 Mentoring for Beginning Leaders 75
9 Mentoring for Veterans 87
Pt. III Assessing Your Program 95
10 How Do We Know Whether It Worked? 97
11 What Is Next? 107
App. A Answers to the Mentoring Background Quiz in Chapter 1 113
App. B Mentoring Scenarios 115
App. C Mentor-Protege Action Planning Form 119
Suggested Readings 121
Index 123
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