Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name





Education, Teacher Training.




This thesis reports on the development, the implementation and the evaluation of a formal mentorship program in the Lambton County Board of Education. The program involved a series of in-service sessions for both the mentor and the new teacher. The data showed certain outcomes with the mentored groups. Firstly, the administrators reported a greater level of staff cohesion with the mentored teachers. Secondly, the administrators expressed less need for interactions with the mentored teachers. All areas reflected a shift towards a more positive perception of parental reactions, preservice preparation of the new teacher, stress levels and discipline concerns. In the new teacher data there were significant findings for the mentored group in the levels of stress reported by the new teacher, the amount of personal time available and the perception of administrative support for the new teacher. All areas reflected a positive shift to more satisfaction and greater personal and professional rewards with the mentored teacher group. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-04, page: 1014. Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.