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ERIC Number: EJ871515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Targeted Mentoring: Evaluation of a Program
McAllister, Carolyn A.; Harold, Rena D.; Ahmedani, Brian K.; Cramer, Elizabeth P.
Journal of Social Work Education, v45 n1 p89-104 Win 2009
"Targeted mentoring" refers to mentoring aimed at a particular population. This article presents the evaluation of a mentoring program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in social work education. Forty-three mentors and proteges responded to a survey regarding their program experiences. The results highlight the need for targeted mentoring, although some disparities of experience for mentors and proteges in this program are apparent. In general, mentors felt positive about participating, giving back to the LGBT community, and were more satisfied with their experiences than were the proteges, who were looking for more specific types of instrumental and psychosocial support. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A