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ERIC Number: EJ1067345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
The Promise of "Adaptive Mentorship"©: What Is the Evidence?
Ralph, Edwin; Walker, Keith
International Journal of Higher Education, v2 n2 p76-85 2013
This article describes "Adaptive Mentorship"© (AM), a mentoring model designed by the authors to be applied in any coaching, supervisory, mentorship, preceptorship, apprenticeship, or training setting across the post-secondary, professional-education, or occupational-training spectrum. The authors derived the AM model from earlier contingency leadership approaches, and in this present article they synthesize the research results that they and others have accumulated regarding the effectiveness of the model. During the past two decades, they have used these research findings to apply, refine, and disseminate the model in higher education settings. The authors describe AM's rationale and implementation procedures; they consolidate the body of research findings; and they summarize the model's strengths and limitations. They conclude this report by inviting interested mentorship practitioners/researchers in "any" field of professional development to consider this evidence in determining whether AM has potential to enhance their own mentoring programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Saskatoon)
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