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dc.contributor.advisorAcker-Hocevar, Michele
dc.creatorMeyer, Mindy
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-02T21:53:22Z
dc.date.available2011-11-02T21:53:22Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/3000
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.), College of Education, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractNew teachers continue to leave the profession at high rates although retention rates vary from school to school, districtto district, and state to state. Many districts have implemented mentoring programs to improve retention of and support for new teachers in their schools. Often these models rely on full-time release mentors, which is prohibitive for small districts in terms of cost and personnel. The author studied five small districts that used published standards to create and implement mentoring programs that fit district needs and resources. In this qualitative study, the researcher identified three areas of significance to the mentoring programs: Importance of relationships, becoming part of the profession, and implementation of a well developed plan. Implications for other small districts planning to implement a mentoring program and impacts of Adult Learning Theory on designing a mentoring program are also discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Educational Leadership, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.language.isoEnglish
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dc.subjectAdult educationen_US
dc.subjectEducational leadershipen_US
dc.subjectTeacher educationen_US
dc.subjectAdult Learningen_US
dc.subjectInductionen_US
dc.subjectMentoringen_US
dc.subjectSmall Districtsen_US
dc.titleMentoring Programs in Small Districts: Helping New Teachers Thrive
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


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