A Summary of Research for Educational Leaders on the Induction of Beginning Special Educators

Griffin, Cynthia C.
March 2010
Journal of Special Education Leadership;Mar2010, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p14
Academic Journal
Twenty induction research studies provide information about formal and informal induction supports in special education, including the content and frequency of mentoring, the proximity and characteristics of special education mentors and other professionals who provide induction support, and evaluation considerations. Some of these studies relate induction and mentoring to special education teacher satisfaction with mentoring, intent to stay in teaching, and self-perceptions of effectiveness. Implications for districts interested in improving their induction and mentoring programs are discussed.


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