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ERIC Number: ED318972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Ideabook for Mentors. Hand in Hand: Mentoring Young Women. Book 2.
Faddis, Bonnie; And Others
This document is one of three products developed as part of a 2-year project designed to increase the motivation of minority young women to pursue occupations and careers that will be in demand in the future. It is hoped that these products will help schools and businesses to cooperate in conducting a mentoring program. This ideabook was written to help individuals to be effective mentors for minority young women. Used by mentors during a 2-hour training session, the ideabook is the basis for all mentor training activities and it includes general information about being a mentor as well as specific information about minority females and career development. It also contains descriptions of activities that mentors and students can complete during their time together. The introduction contains a short set of questions and answers on facts and figures about women and work. A chapter on the characteristics of mentors defines a mentor, discusses the importance of a mentor, and lists qualities that a mentor needs. The next chapter presents tips for being an effective mentor. Organization-related, job-related, personal, and other tips are provided. The following chapter, "Talking about Your Work," presents a worksheet for mentors designed to help them identify some specific topics about their work to discuss with students. Other chapters focus on productive conversations in a mentorship, nitty-gritty issues, body language, and applications. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for Sex Equity.
Note: For other documents in the series, see CG 022 518-520.