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Report: Policy Features that Make a Difference: Improving Mentor Programs for Novice Special Education Teachers

Categories

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING, TEACHERS, POLICY, LEADERSHIP, coaching

Areas

STATE, DISTRICT:CULTURE OF RENEWAL AND IMPROVEMENT

Authors

Hirsch, E., Rorrer, A., Sindelar, P. T., Dawson, S. A., Heretick, J., & Jia, C. L.

Published

2009, 9/14/2010

Publisher

National Center to Inform Policy and Practice

Abstract

Most states have policies for new teacher induction and mentoring programs that districts use as a foundation when designing and implementing local programs. Although most state policies do not differentiate programs for novice special education teachers, there are particular aspects of their experience—discussed in this Brief—that may affect mentoring effectiveness.

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