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ERIC Number: ED470049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 42
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Mentoring across Race: Critical Case Studies of African American Students in a Predominantly White Institution of Higher Education.
Lynch, Robin Vann
This study used case study methodology to examine the experiences and the impact of participating in cross-race mentoring relationships for two African American students and their assigned/formal mentors at a predominantly white institution of higher education. These stories are presented to elucidate the mentoring process and to provide new perspectives on theories of academic and social integration. Particular attention is given to race-specific aspects of these mentoring relationships. Findings suggest that assigned or formal mentoring relationships move through phases of development that are similar to those of unassigned mentoring relationships. The development of trust in such relationships takes time and can have a significant effect on the academic integration of African American students at predominantly White institutions. Findings show that those engaged in formal mentoring can have valuable input to enhance education programming for students of color. (Contains 36 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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