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Mentoring New Special Education Teachers: A Guide for Mentors and Program Developers Hardcover – November 17, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0761931331 ISBN-10: 0761931333 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Corwin; 1 edition (November 17, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761931333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761931331
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,092,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Mary Lou Duffy is an associate professor of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Duffy’s interest in mentoring stems from her work with pre and in service teachers in the local school districts in South Florida. She has had the opportunity to work with new teachers to help them learn practical ways to solve management and instructional problems. Mary Lou is a participant in Florida’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) regional partnership, housed at Florida Atlantic University. She and Jim Forgan both have presented workshops and information sessions on mentoring and mentor training.

Dr. Duffy’s other interests in special education include transition services for students and young adults with disabilities from school to work. She teaches courses both on line and in traditional format on transition. Her experience with on line courses has helped her become comfortable in teaching using distance technologies.



James W. Forgan, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. He is the principal investigator for the Southeast Regional Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Professional Partnership and on a United States Department of Education grant to increase the number of master’s level minority special education teachers. Dr. Forgan was a teacher of students with learning disabilities and behavior disorders at the elementary and middle school levels for six years in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. His professional interests are in the areas of mentoring, social skills instruction, and assessment.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lori K. Nakamoto on April 6, 2008
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I actually found this book doing an on-line search for samples of mentor scenarios. I started to read a portion of the book on-line and was hooked. I had to have it.
It is easy reading and very resourceful. I am a full time special education mentor and just love this book!
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By Jackie on December 30, 2013
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I am a special education supervisor, and mentoring teachers is one of my duties. I was looking for a program, or manual of some sort that would assist with the mentoring process in my school. This book is excellent. It includes case studies, procedures, and principles that can be applied with little to no effort.
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