ERIC Number: ED363678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Mentoring. Education Research Consumer Guide, Number 7.
Floyd, Nancy, Ed.
This newsletter, created for teachers, parents, and others interested in current educational themes, addresses the issue of mentoring, what it is, how it works, and why it is needed; and provides some examples of current mentoring programs. It explains that there are two types of mentoring: natural, such as through friends, relatives, and colleagues; and planned, the result of programs and other formal processes. Mentoring programs recruit suitable mentors, formally and informally, through flyers, posters, mailings, and word-of-mouth; these programs then match the mentor with the youth, via interviews, personal profiles, comparative interest inventories, and get-acquainted sessions. Because of data showing greater numbers of single-family homes, increasing school truancy and dropout rates, and greater numbers of teenage pregnancies, mentoring programs are increasing in importance. These programs generally serve in three broad areas: education, career, and personal development. Examples of these types of programs include Big Brothers/Sisters of America; Help One Student To Succeed; One Hundred Black Men, Inc.; and The National One-to-One Mentoring Partnership. Five resources for more information on mentoring are listed. (Contains 7 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Behavior Development, Career Counseling, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Mentors, Modeling (Psychology), Newsletters, Program Descriptions, Significant Others, Student Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.
Note: For related document, see UD 029 561.