ERIC Number: EJ858664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 14
Ethical Issues in Mentoring Adults in Higher Education
Hansman, Catherine A.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n123 p53-63 Fall 2009
This article examines practical problems encountered in mentoring adult learners in higher education through stories of ethical dilemmas. Each incident illustrates the power that mentors possess and the ethical challenges of using this power to help or hurt proteges. Each example addresses an aspect of such power; the power to remove oneself as a mentor, the power to challenged and inspire, the power to not communicate reasons for actions, and the power to protect proteges. The author concludes with her own set of key ethical mentoring principles.
Descriptors: Mentors, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Ethics, Moral Values, Ethical Instruction, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisory Methods, Supervisory Training, Coaching (Performance), Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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