ERIC Number: ED197000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Federally Sponsored Mentorship Programs to Increase the Participation of Women and Minorities in Educational Research and Development.
Artis, Sharon E.
One of the ways in which the National Institute of Education (NIE) seeks to increase opportunities for women and minorities in the field of educational research is through the sponsorship of internships or mentorships at the college/university level. This practice was begun in response to a number of studies that showed the correlation between research assistantships and postgraduate employment in research and development. Essentially three types of mentorship programs are funded by NIE: (1) those within an institution of higher education; (2) those between two institutions of higher education, or between a university and one or more school districts; and (3) those that involve matching applicants and mentors from a national pool of universities and research organizations. The individual mentor relationships vary in terms of structure, distance between mentor and intern, and the type of research conducted. Some of the outcomes that may accrue to a student from a successful mentorship are acquisition of social skills, introduction to useful networks, and acceptance in certain professional settings because of an association with a more prominent researcher. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Identifiers: National Institute of Education