Global Perspectives on Mentoring: Transforming Contexts, Communities, and Cultures

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IAP, 2003 - Education - 436 pages
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This book will examine mentoring from a global perspective in an effort to discover the commonalties and differences, not only in diverse fields of practice, but across a wide range of contextual Place your subscription or standing order today! settings. Each chapter of the book will contain an overview of the program, problems encountered and solutions to them, benefits, outcomes, impact, and thoughts for reflection and consideration. The editor will examine common themes and explore their cross cultural implications. The volume is intended for those interested in the concept of mentoring in any professional setting and culture. It will provide important insights into how to create a mentoring program, strategies for overcoming problems, and methods for assessing outcomes and impact.
 

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Contents

Building Nurturing Contexts for Youth Through Mentoring
1
Creating Connections Across New Learning Systems in the UKs National Mentoring Pilot Project
5
Building Cultures of Caring and Empowerment for Israels AtRisk Youth
23
Possible Futures Envisioned by Student Mentees in Amsterdam
39
Developing Cultural Citizens through Australias Young Artist Mentoring Program
53
Bridges and Barriers in Australias Youth Mentoring Programs
73
Rebuilding Cultures for Equity and Access
105
Fostering Career Development for Black Academics in the New South Africa
107
Changing the Professional Development Landscape Through Mentoring SchoolUniversity Partnering in the United kingdom
233
A Case for Leadership Relationships and School Change
253
Fostering Learning Communities
273
From Reducing Attrition to Building Learning Communities
277
International EMentoring for a Healthy Future The Global Action Network Experience
295
Building International Cultures of Synergy Through Online Social Networks
311
Shifting the Odds in the Casino of Academic Publishing Through Mentorship
335
Mentoring as Personal and Transformational Growth
359

Women Mentoring and Opportunity in Higher Education A South Africa
129
Creating Mentoring Networks to Foster Womens Roles in Higher Education Across Continents and Contexts
149
Breaking Barriers in Business Coaching Women for Career Advancement in the United Kingdom
165
Reshaping Professional Cultures
187
In Between Worlds The Tensions of InService Mentoring in Israel
191
Creating Cultures of Collegiality Mentoring in Swedish Schools
211
On the Bridge A CrossCultural Mentoring Model
361
Insights from Two CrossCultural Mentoring Journeys
379
Love Trust and Concern Ingredients for Successful Mentoring Relationships
399
Culture Context and Issues of Change Related to Mentoring Programs and Relationships
417
About the Contributors
429
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