ERIC Number: ED126671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: A Case Study in the Role of the Mentor.
Boston, Bruce O.
Analyzed and related to the education of gifted children is the role of the mentor as seen in the writings of Castaneda. The mentor/pupil relationship is illustrated in the sorcerer and the apprentice. Characteristics of the mentor's art (such as teaching from the world to the student) and of the pupil (such as a willingness to experience) are discussed. A final section focuses on the following implications for gifted child education: rooting mentor programs in experiential learning, matching mentor with pupil, allowing for openended programs, and basing instruction and evaluation on competencies rather than norms. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Education, Gifted, Literature, Mentors, Tutoring
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($2.50, Publication number 138)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.