Thursday, January 6, 2011

Special Education Teachers Missing Mentors

Teacher mentoring has become prevalent in schools all across the country. It is proven that teachers with mentors transfer more of what they learn in training to the actual classroom. Unfortunately, the same benefits from teacher mentoring are not available to all teachers. A study referenced in an article by Education Week revealed that special education teachers reported 20% less access to a teacher mentor than general education teachers. If it is proven that long-term mentoring can improve student achievement, why should special education students benefit any less than general education students?

Read the full article at Education Week

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