ERIC Number: ED425932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.; National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.; Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.
This guide is meant to assist mentors and advisors in understanding how they might help students identify and respond to the challenges of becoming scientists or engineers. The guide--intended for faculty members, teachers, administrators, and others who advise and mentor students of science and engineering--attempts to summarize features that are common to successful mentoring relationships. The goal is to encourage mentoring habits that are in the best interests of both parties in the relationship. The chapters define mentoring, explain the different roles the mentor plays with students (faculty advisor, career advisor, skills consultant, role model), makes recommendations for improving the quality of mentoring, and provides resources. Within each chapter, the text contains steps to improve mentoring, examples of poor and good mentoring, the context of mentoring, a sample of nonacademic careers in science and engineering, and chapter summaries. (Contains 50 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education, Mentors, Modeling (Psychology), Professional Development, Science Education
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418; Tel: 800-624-6242 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/mentor (1 copy, $7.95; 2-9 copies, $6.50 each; 10 or more copies, $4.95 each).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Mathematical Sciences Education Board.; National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC.; Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.
Note: Funding also received from the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund.