ERIC Number: ED399466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Cooperative Education State Skill Standards Certificate Program. Mentor Training Guide.
Albrecht, Brian; And Others
This guide contains material developed to help an individual prepare to be a mentor in the Wisconsin School-to-Work Initiative. It is designed to assist a training facilitator while allowing for individual creativity and local customization. Many informative sections are followed by reflective thinking exercises. Section topics include the following: a definition of a mentor, school to work and mentoring, cooperative education program elements, work-based learning environment, the youth, mentor/student relationship development, communicating effectively in a mentor relationship, effective communication strategies, guidelines for giving and receiving useful feedback, questioning skills that open invitations to talk, understanding learning styles, giving constructive feedback, clarifying one's expectations with learning plans, the assessment process, and assessment based on the learning plan. A suggested orientation checklist and sample mentor activity log are appended. Other publications provided are as follows: Life Work Planning Guide, a student and parent guide to high school planning, that covers student interests, recommended courses, needed knowledge and skills, career areas of interest, and general subject areas for one's career choice; two position papers, "The Role of Vocational Student Organizations in Making the School-to-Work Transition" and "The Role of Teachers in the School-to-Work Transition"; and a brochure describing Wisconsin's school-to-work educational initiative. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin