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ERIC Number: ED481059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 24
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An Examination of Current and Future Directions in the U.S. Army's Mentoring Process.
Shlechter, Theodore M.
This study included a literature review of mentoring practices in Army and civilian organizations and an exploratory research effort concerning mentoring practices in the U.S. Army. The research effort consisted of 11 people (9 Army personnel and 2 civilians) were associated with training programs at an Army post. Participants completed a mentoring questionnaire that contained items about their mentoring experience and the impact of mentoring on their career and personal development. They also responded to structured interview items, which proved their notions about current and possible future mentoring practices. This investigation's findings have led to a potentially viable and much needed definition of mentoring, with a key element of the process involving a strong personal bond between protege and mentor. Mentoring also seems to be pervasive in the U.S. Army; however, the Armys mentoring processes, while effective, may not be optimal. This investigation's data also suggest the need for a telementoring system, which could be a harbinger of 21st century mentoring practices. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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