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ERIC Number: EJ821207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
For Better, for Worse: The Matching Process in Formal Mentoring Schemes
Cox, Elaine
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v13 n3 p403-414 Dec 2005
Attempts to emulate the serendipity and subsequent rapport that occurs between mentors and mentees in informal mentoring relationships frequently challenges the organizers of many formal mentoring schemes. Using qualitative evidence from a community mentoring project, research is presented that suggests that, through careful mentor selection and appropriate training, the matching of mentors and mentees, except perhaps by geographical location and time availability, is unnecessary. Often, as is shown here, it is not until some way into the relationship that totally unanticipated coincidences between mentor and mentee are discovered; and often these associations are ones that mentoring scheme organizers could not have anticipated. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom