ERIC Number: ED456332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring and Work-Based Learning. Trends and Issues Alert No. 29.
Brown, Bettina Lankard
Workplace mentoring has been identified as an important aspect of work-based learning in projects conducted under the School-to-Work Opportunities Act. By establishing relationships with caring and competent adults who can provide emotional support and facilitate skill development, less-experienced youths and adults are more likely to bridge the gap between school and work. Workplace mentoring requires a partnership commitment that involves time, energy, and resources of qualified mentors, school personnel, and learners themselves. As in other endeavors, workplace mentoring requires planning, training, monitoring, and assessment to ensure that the individuals being mentored will achieve successful outcomes. Numerous publications have examined the role of mentoring in work-based learning. The following are among the key issues that have been addressed to varying degrees through work-based learning efforts involving mentoring: (1) the establishment of a mentor recruitment plan; (2) eligibility screening for mentors and students; (3) training for mentors and those to be mentored; (4) matching students with mentors; (5) a monitoring process and a process for providing ongoing support and training; and (6) closure steps. (Approximately 80% of this document is devoted to a 20-item annotated bibliography of resources providing techniques and strategies for incorporating mentoring into work-based learning.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adult Programs, Business Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Community Education, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Intergenerational Programs, Mentors, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Guides, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Student Organizations, Teaching Guides, Womens Education, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; California; Maryland; New York; South Carolina; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: School to Work Opportunities Act 1994