ERIC Number: ED248655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Primary Mentoring as a Teaching Strategy.
Part of a collection of papers commissioned by Foundations, a project designed to identify the career development needs of postsecondary hearing impaired students, this paper examines the use of mentors as a teaching strategy. The initial section reviews historical aspects of the reintroduction of mentors in modern education. Three major forms of teaching--lecturing, didactic, and evocative teaching modes--are analyzed. Section 2 reviews the mentorship experiment underway for the past 10 years at Empire State College. The mentor role emphasizes advisement, intellectual development, and evaluation. The mentor/student relationship is addressed and findings from research on mentorship are reviewed. The central features of caring, knowing, trust, patience, and courage in the student/mentor relationship are examined. Implications for hearing impaired students are considered in a discussion of a program at Empire State College directed to hearing impaired students. Recommendations for designing and establishing a mentor position at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf are offered. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: State University of New York Empire State College
Note: In: DeCaro, James J., Ed. and Areson, Ann H., Ed. Teaching, Learning and Development: Volume II. See EC 170 433.