ERIC Number: EJ868463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 28
Spiritual Mentoring: Embracing the Mentor-Mentee Relational Process
Buzzanell, Patrice M.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n120 p17-24 Win 2009
Spirituality offers a range of connections--to oneself, others, organizations, a higher being--that may shift over the course of an individual's lifetime. The spiritual values of compassion, humility, and simplicity are a basis on which spiritual practices and identities form and grow. In turn, practices and identities shape the meanings and enactments of values. To discuss how individuals engage in spiritual mentor-mentee relationships, the author presents an overview of mentoring literature and comments on the roles of spirituality and religion in inner and good work. Mentoring should be linked to spiritual values, so that development of the whole person can be undertaken in both relational roles.
Descriptors: Mentors, Altruism, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Role, Religion
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