Effective Mentoring Strategies for Middle School Teachers: Implications for the Development of Student Internet Skills

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The purpose of this investigation was to examine Internet skills pedagogy in Middle Schools. Specifically the study sought to identify: (1) the specific forms of assistance that Middle School teachers felt were both heuristic and available; (2) the roles of teachers, parents, and administrators in assisting Middle School students to develop Internet skills; and (3) the practices, skills and resources that are most helpful in mentoring Middle School students as they achieve Internet proficiency.


A dissertation submitted to the faculty of the Educational Leadership Department in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Education, University of Bridgeport, September 2000.