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ERIC Number: EJ811812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Mentoring for Protege Character Development
Moberg, Dennis J.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v16 n1 p91-103 Feb 2008
As role models, mentors serve as moral exemplars to their proteges. Yet, since the mentoring literature gives scant attention to the mentor's role in protege moral education, mentors are largely unwitting participants in this process. Grounded in research from moral psychology and philosophy, this article provides guidance to mentors who want to be more intentional about the process of protege character development. Based upon a theoretical analysis, eight propositions are offered regarding ways mentors can help their proteges form character as an integrated system of motivation, emotion, knowledge and cognition through experience, reflection, and inspiration. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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