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Leaders Helping Leaders
A Practical Guide to Administrative Mentoring

Second Edition


February 2001 | 144 pages | Corwin
`This is truly a how-to book for designing and implementing a mentoring programme. John C 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 programme and how to deal with them. I highly recommend this book' - Frank Buck, Principal - Graham Elementary School, Talladega, Alabama

This book is designed to help school administrators, principals, and assistant principals plan and implement a structured mentoring programme to support educational leaders within a district. It includes definitions and purposes of mentoring, benefits derived from mentoring, and the kinds of training programmes available to assist school system planners in the design of local mentor preparation programmes.

A three-phase model is presented to lead the reader through initial planning, implementation, and evaluation issues. Chapters are filled with suggested issues and activities that are meant to assist readers in developing effective programmes at the local level.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: PLANNING THE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
 
What Is Mentoring? And Why Is It so Important?
 
Initial Program Development
 
What Is Our Purpose?
 
PART TWO: IMPLEMENTING YOUR PROGRAM
 
Who Is a Mentor?
 
Preparing People to Serve as Mentors
 
The Match Game
 
Now That You're a Mentor, What Do You Do?
 
Mentoring for Beginning Leaders
 
Mentoring for Veterans
 
PART THREE: ASSESSING YOUR PROGRAM
 
How Do We Know if It Worked?
 
What Is Next?

"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."

Frank Buck, Principal
Graham Elementary School, Talladega, AL

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John C. Daresh

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... More About Author

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