ERIC Number: EJ920769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Mentoring Special Populations
Whitfield, Keith E.; Edwards, Christopher L.
Educational Gerontology, v37 n5 p422-439 2011
Mentorship is critical for career development. Members of special populations are at increased risk of information shortfalls and advice that is not framed with cultural sensitivity. Special knowledge and skills are needed to successfully mentor members of ethnic minority and other special populations. Midlevel and senior scientists need specialized training to effectively mentor the next generation of gerontological scientists. This article focuses on the characteristics of mentor and proteges and how best to match them for career success.
Descriptors: Mentors, Scientists, Career Development, At Risk Students, Culturally Relevant Education, Minority Groups, Gerontology, Individual Characteristics, Behavior, Goal Orientation, Stress Management, Minority Group Teachers, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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