District of Columbia

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Updated March 14, 1998

District of Columbia -

The Intern-Mentor Program of the D.C Public Schools use 10 trained mentors to work with about 90 Intern Teachers each year. The focus of their work is on instructional improvement through intensive assistance and through use of an observation and coaching cycle, and developmental supervision. A 1986 report describes the classroom visits by mentors, the roles played, and the mentoring/evaluation process used. See Holmes, D. (1986). A Study of the Intern-Mentor Program. Washington D.C. Quality Assurance & Management Planning, District of Columbia Public Schools, 53 pages.

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