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ERIC Number: EJ829485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
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Using Educational Psychology Courses at a Military Academy to Help Foster Mentoring Relationships between Officers and Cadets
Katayama, Andrew D.; Jordan, Mark H.; Guerrero, Camilo
Teaching Educational Psychology, v3 n2 Fall 2008
In the "hands on" mentoring program describing in this paper, cadets enrolled in a traditional undergraduate Educational Psychology course at the U.S. Air Force Academy) were mentored by Air Officer Commanders (AOCs) enrolled in a graduate level Educational Psychology course. This mentoring program was ideal for both groups of students, as the mentors were all experienced military officers and the undergraduates were a year away from being commissioned military officers. This mentoring program was specifically designed to enable the graduate students to mentor the undergraduates by sharing both their educational and military experiences as they relate them to the theories and concepts we discussed in class. Evaluations were given at the mid-point and end of the semester to all of the students to assess their development and attitudes about their respective course. A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods was used to describe the students' attitudes and applications of the course. In general, positive feedback about the mentoring process was received from both the mentors and the mentees. (Contains 1 table.)
Teaching Educational Psychology Special Interest Group (TEP/SIG). Educational Foundations Department, Millersville University, P.O. Box 1002, 1 South George Street, Millersville, PA 17551. e-mail: tep@millersville.edu; Web site: http://www.teachingeducpsych.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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