ERIC Number: EJ811804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Ethical Issues in Multicultural Student-Faculty Mentoring Relationships in Higher Education
Schlosser, Lewis Z.; Foley, Pamela F.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v16 n1 p63-75 Feb 2008
In this article, we explore the ethical issues pertaining to student-faculty mentoring relationships in graduate training programs, with a specific focus on understanding these concerns within a multicultural context. Multiculturalism, although broadly defined, is limited herein to race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, age, religion, and ability status. Specific ethical codes are cited in which quandaries may arise vis-a-vis cultural factors in student-faculty mentorships, and examples are provided related to the aforementioned aspects of multiculturalism. We close with some recommendations regarding the intersection of culture and mentoring relationships. We encourage those involved in student-faculty mentorships to explore both these and other ethical dilemmas that arise in cross-cultural mentorships.
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Interpersonal Relationship, Mentors, Ethics, Graduate Study, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Context, Role of Religion, Ethnicity, Sexuality, Gender Issues, Age Differences, Disabilities, Intercultural Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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