Research of mentorship in a primary French immersion program

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Kukura, Irene
Lalonde, Claudette
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1998
This paper describes the background, rationale, origin and components of an ongoing qualitative research project on mentorship at the primary level of French immersion in the Red Deer Catholic District. The history and rationale are described in the opening chapter followed by a review of the literature, developing the philosophical basis of the project. The next chapter delves into the philosophy of French immersion teaching in particular. Both researchers have been involved in program development of French immersion at the provincial level which has contributed to the concepts elaborated throughout the project. Ongoing pedagogical research reveals new and more effective ways of educational practice resulting in frequent paradigm shifts. This, along with the foundations of French immersion philosophy, has led to the continuing evolution, elaboration and adaptation of this project. A depiction of the mentorship project itself is delineated followed by a detailed description of the evaluation procedures used to ensure the program's success and viability. Supporting documents and illustrations are included in the appendices.
vi, 128 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. --
Mentoring in education -- Alberta , French language -- Study and teaching as a second language -- Alberta -- Immersion method