Mentoring New Special Education Teachers: A Guide for Mentors and Program Developers

Mentoring New Special Education Teachers: A Guide for Mentors and Program Developers

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Paperback, Corwin Press, 2004, ISBN13 9780761931348, ISBN10 0761931341
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Paperback, Corwin Press, 2004, ISBN13 9780761931348, ISBN10 0761931341

Surveys show that 98 of school districts are reporting shortages of special education teachers, and that nearly a quarter of a million new special education teachers will be needed over the next few years- Special education teachers are leaving the field at twice the rate of general education teachers- Why- Special education teachers can quickly become overwhelmed by the myriad of responsibilities in their jobs-managing IEPs, alternative assessments, paraprofessionals, assistive technologies, complex legislation and paperwork, and the physical and emotional toll of such individualized instruction- Mentoring New Special Education Teachers will help administrators and other educators develop and sustain effective mentoring programs specifically designed for special education teachers, providing practical, field-tested activities and resources for both the mentors and the mentees, including such critical elements as- Effectively identifying, recruiting, and selecting mentors- Action planning- Evaluating progress- Addressing diminishing support- Dealing with burnout and isolation- Vignettes of real-life mentoring experiences- Figures, tables, appendices, Web sites- A ready-to-use two-day workshop for training mentorsReal-life vignettes and What If questions weave throughout the book, and trouble-shooting appendices direct you to additional Web sites and resources for further help- Mentoring New Special Education Teachers provides everything you need to effectively support and mentor your special education teachers, increase their job satisfaction, and keep your retention rates highFeatures- Title - Mentoring New Special Education Teachers- Sub Title - A Guide for Mentors and Program Developers- Authored - Mary Lou Duffy- Primary Author Affiliation - Florida Atlantic University- Other Authors - James W- Forgan- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 184- Publication Date - 17-Nov-04- Primary Subject Code - Special Education - CC0- Copy Right Year - 2005- Item Weight - 17 oz-About the AuthorDr- Mary Lou Duffy is an associate professor of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University- Dr- Duffys interest in mentoring stems from her work with pre and in service teachers in the local school districts in South Florida- She has had the opportunity to work with new teachers to help them learn practical ways to solve management and instructional problems- Mary Lou is a participant in Floridas Comprehensive System of Personnel Development CSPD regional partnership, housed at Florida Atlantic University- She and Jim Forgan both have presented workshops and information sessions on mentoring and mentor training- Dr- Duffys other interests in special education include transition services for students and young adults with disabilities from school to work- She teaches courses both on line and in traditional format on transition- Her experience with on line courses has helped her become comfortable in teaching using distance technologies- James W- Forgan, Ph-D-, is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses- He is the principal investigator for the Southeast Regional Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Professional Partnership and on a United States Department of Education grant to increase the number of masters level minority special education teachers- Dr- Forgan was a teacher of students with learning disabilities and behavior disorders at the elementary and middle school levels for six years in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools- His professional interests are in the areas of mentoring, social skills instruction, and assessment- SKU: CRWN040

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Number of Pages: 184
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: SPECIAL EDUCATION
Author: Duffy, Mary Lou ,  Forgan, James W.
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Series Title: 1-Off Ser.
Book Format: Paperback
Manufacturer Part Number: 9780761931348
Color: Multicolor
Publisher: Corwin Publishers
Publication Date: November, 2004
ISBN-13: 9780761931348
Brand: Corwin Press
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.46 x 0.52 x 10.92 Inches
ISBN-10: 0761931341
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