ERIC Number: EJ1136461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
A Review of Formal and Informal Mentoring: Processes, Problems, and Design
Inzer, Lonnie D.; Crawford, C. B.
Journal of Leadership Education, v4 n1 p31-50 Sum 2005
This paper reviews the literature of formal mentoring programs in organizational settings. Additionally, the components of mentoring, how it works, and how it can be implemented in an organization is addressed. Further this paper also proposes that formal mentoring is possible in organizations. Formal mentoring will be shown to be less effective than informal mentoring. Furthermore, it will be shown that formal organizational mentoring can be effective to meet the needs for all employees to have the opportunity to be mentored, to learn from the wisdom, experience and mistakes of others, and to increase the protégé's career opportunities.
Descriptors: Mentors, Informal Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Training, Teacher Role, Interprofessional Relationship, Program Development, Personnel Selection, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Literature Reviews
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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