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ERIC Number: EJ915012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Loss and Grief Experiences of Mentors in Social Work Education
Riebschleger, Joanne; Cross, Suzanne
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v19 n1 p65-82 Feb 2011
Mentoring is an important process in educating competent professionals. However, little is known about mentors' experiences in social work higher education. Two social work educators reflect on 21 years of mentoring with over 60 social work students. Data are triangulated from the notes of two cross-interviews, separately prepared written descriptions of mentoring experiences, and the professional literature. The mentors identify loss and grief experiences, particularly those that take place during the separation and redefinition phases of the mentoring relationships (Kram, 1983). Especially if future research supports the finding of this study, social work education administrators and faculty need to recognize, acknowledge, and ameliorate potential loss and grief experiences of mentors. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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