ERIC Number: ED475263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-3
Reference Count: N/A
Mentoring and Young People: A Literature Review.
Hall, John C.
This literature review was commissioned by the Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department (SEELLD) from the Scottish Council for Research in Education Centre of Glasgow University. An implementation team was formed to explore the use of mentors to support client groups in their transition to post-school education, training, and employment. The team's specification also listed the key questions which the review should seek to answer. These were: What is a mentor/mentoring? What works? What is the evidence of positive outcomes for young people? What doesn't work? Is there a case for regulating mentors? What are the views/experiences of mentees? What are the views/experience of mentors? What are the views/experiences of commissioning bodies and/or employers? These key questions have been used to structure the review. It is noted that this cannot be a comprehensive review of the literature on mentoring as that literature covers a vast range of work in a wide variety of settings. Instead, this review concentrates on the core area of mentoring with young people, particularly those 'who require additional support', for whatever reason. The author notes that the whole area of mentoring is fraught with definitional and conceptual problems, much of it is under-researched and, where research does exist, some of it must be treated with caution. Two appendixes contain other relevant work and the search strategies used to identify the literature. (Contains 74 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Social Support Groups, Transitional Programs, Youth
For full text: http://www.scre.ac.uk/resreport/pdf/114.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)