ERIC Number: ED433426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Student Mentoring: Promoting High Achievement and Low Attrition in Education and Training.
This report considers how educational providers can develop mentoring and mentor-like schemes for the benefit of student learning. Chapter 1 defines mentoring and looks at recent interest in mentoring; the need for holistic support services; and a link between mentoring and positive student outcomes. Chapter 2 presents findings from the literature on the mentor's role; uses of mentoring models in education; reducing attrition; mentoring and the social environment; benefits of mentoring; what learning is; and mentoring and its effect on learning. Chapter 3 contains 10 case examples where mentoring practice was used for practical benefit in structured learning environments in the corporate and education sectors: one-to-one mentoring; peer tutoring; staff-student mentoring; volunteer tutor scheme; peer tutoring in the workplace; mentoring in a faculty of agriculture; mentored learning in flexible delivery programs; the sub-dean as mentor; community mentors; and mentoring in the United States. Each case study consists of some or all of these components: organization; contact information; activity; outcomes; and additional examples. Chapter 4 discusses mentoring as a solution to educator concerns about traditional learning practice. It covers the following: learning communities; learning in the workplace; a model that proliferates mentors; bringing the mentor into the classroom; establishing a mentoring environment; online mentoring; and further research. Chapter 5 promotes mentoring as a design for a better learning environment that focuses on the social and individual contexts of learning. (Contains 42 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Inplant Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Mentors, Models, Peer Teaching, Postsecondary Education, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Significant Others, Student Attrition, Teacher Student Relationship, Tutoring, Vocational Education, Volunteers
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia