Induction and Mentoring

The Impact of Mentoring on Teacher Retention: What the Research Says

written by Richard Ingersoll and Jeffrey M. Kralik

The Education Commission of the States commissioned this report as a comprehensive and critical review of existing empirical studies on induction programs. This report's primary objective is to provide policymakers, educators and researchers with a reliable assessment of what is known, and not known, about the effectiveness – the value added – of teacher induction programs. In particular, this review focuses on the impact of induction and mentoring programs on teacher retention.

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