ERIC Number: ED308727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring: A Strategy for Learning in a Rapidly Changing Society.
Gladstone, Mia S.
The hypothesis that mentoring activities are intrinsically rather than extrinsically motivated is examined. The focus is on mentoring in an educational context (career development, creative arts, and other challenging pursuits and close interpersonal relationships where mentors encourage individuals beyond their horizons). A qualitative approach was used in this study to examine the utility and significance of mentoring in learning activities. A review of literature and personal documents is provided. Six chapters discuss the following: introduction (role of mentors in society, where mentoring occurs, mentoring in education, and leadership); an overview of mentoring (motivation, characteristics of mentors, listening skills, and characteristics of mentorees); mentoring in learning situations (professors' views of mentoring, mentoring the talented and gifted, student mentors, teachers as mentors to teachers, mentoring non-traditional students, mentoring college and university students, and symbiosis in mentoring); women as mentors to women in careers (mentoring in the nursing profession, mentoring women in business); mentoring in close interpersonal relationships; and conclusion (some arguments against mentoring, rapid social change and the need for mentoring, and significance of mentoring). Workshops on mentoring are listed. Contains approximately 120 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship, Learning Strategies, Mentors, Role Models, Teacher Student Relationship
Research and Development Secretariat at John Abbott College, P.O. Box 2000, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, H9X 3L9, Canada ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: John Abbott Coll., Sainte Anne de Bellevue (Quebec).