Learning to Teach in New York City: How Teachers and Schools Jointly Determine the Implementation of a Districtwide Mentoring Program
by Pamela Grossman, Susanna Loeb, Jeannie Myung, Donald J. Boyd, Hamilton Lankford & James Wyckoff - 2012
Mentoring programs for beginning teachers have grown in prominence in school districts nationwide as a strategy for inducting new teachers into the profession and promoting retention. In 2004, the New York City Department of Education invested $36 million in a teacher mentoring program for all first-year teachers to address the dual problems of high teacher attrition and low student achievement. The authors use survey data from first-year teachers in combination with district-level administrative data to investigate the effectiveness of this mentoring program in meeting the needs of beginning teachers.
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