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ERIC Number: EJ1165742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-6653
Exemplary Rehabilitation Educators Experiences of Mentoring and Beginning Their Careers
Marini, Irmo; Graf, Noreen M.; Reed, Bruce J.
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v31 n4 p401-418 2017
Purpose: To investigate the career experiences and mentoring advice of nationally recognized rehabilitation educators who have excelled and proffer strategies for success to newcomers to the field. Method: The authors surveyed via Qualtrics 28 rehabilitation educators regarding their career experiences with open and closed structured questions and triangulated for common themes. Results: Two thirds of respondents expressed having a mentor and following his or her advice which included offering opportunities to research and publish, opening doors and assisting in networking, establishing a research agenda, time management, serving as a positive role model, and providing social and emotional support. Conclusions: Respondents emphasized establishing a research agenda, networking, managing time well, and having a mentor who opened doors as being necessary components to success. Implications for doctoral students and new faculty are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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