Mentoring has become a hot topic in a number of professional spheres in recent years, but its most important and longest-established location is in education. However, this volume is the first wide-ranging academic critique of the concept and its application. Offering both a critical and a practical stance, the authors examine the historical and cultural aspects of mentoring and the motivations behind it. They also explore the effects on the individuals involved and on the system, and examine the different approaches to the idea and implementation of mentoring. Drawing contributions from Europe, the USA and the Middle East, this work considers a wide range of empirical studies of mentoring from those countries that have invested in it, including case studies and analyses of current practice. The book makes a major contribution, not only on account of the international perspective it provides but also through analysis of cases in order to establish the difference between the much-vaunted theoretical advantages promoted by policy makers and the everyday realities and complexities that arise in a scheme entirely dependent on personal relationships.
Author: Susan M. Baxley, PhD, RN
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Mentoring Today’s Nurses: A Global Perspective for Success provides guidance to faculty on how to mentor today’s students at all levels of the educational system. Authors Baxley, Ibitayo, and Bond provide a road map for educators struggling to successfully understand the patterns and expectations of students at all levels within a global society.
This book examines factors surrounding the partnership between school-based training and mentoring in Physical Education. Contributors look at all angles of the collaboration between schools and higher education institutions, including: How mentor training programs are planned and the issues involved *Trainees' experiences of school-based training and mentoring *The needs of PE mentors in schools *A full explanation of mentoring Drawing on recent findings and the views of physical education teachers in the UK, Australia and the USA, the editor combines a wealth of information on factors which influence mentorship and the effectiveness of school-based partnership schemes.
Author: Susan M. Baxley, Kristina S. Ibitayo and Mary Lou Bond
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Electronic books
Mentoring Today's Nurses: A Global Perspective for Success provides guidance to faculty on how to mentor today's students at all levels of the educational system. Authors Baxley, Ibitayo, and Bond provide a road map for educators struggling to successfully understand the patterns and expectations of students at all levels within a global society.
This updated edition provides information on stages of teacher development, professional growth, assessment of student work, mentors within teacher induction programs, and components of successful mentoring initiatives.
"The case studies in this book show that learning mentors are indispensable to supporting school improvement. Thirty five studies of best practice illustrate the day to day experience of learning mentors and how they improve children's learning, participation, personal development and well-being. They are contextualised within theories of child development, learning and notions of educational equality and take account of school management and multi-agency working." "This is the first book on learning mentors to present case studies and offer such detailed guidance for good practice, and it will be indispensable in both primary and secondary schools."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Hannu L. T. Heikkinen
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Supporting new teachers is a common challenge globally and the European Commission has recently emphasised the need to promote a lifelong continuum of teachers’ professional development by building bridges between pre-service and in-service teacher education. Peer-Group Mentoring for Teacher Development introduces and contextualises for an international audience, a new model for teachers’ professional development; Peer Group Mentoring, (PGM). It is based on the constructivist view of learning, the idea of shared expertise, and the ‘Model of Integrative Pedagogy’ which emphasises the integration of different forms of expert knowledge in professional development. This book explores the theoretical and practical background for developing the peer-group mentoring model, and provides important contextual information about the Finnish school system in which it was conceptualised, and also about teacher education. It presents several empirical studies on applying the PGM model with primary and secondary school teachers in different school contexts, and outlines future challenges; examining peer-group mentoring in the framework of wider practice architectures of teacher education. The book is an indispensable reference tool for educationalists and education researchers interested in collaborative and dialogic learning, teacher professional development and school administration.
The chapters in Urban Educational Leadership for Social Justice: International Perspectives constitute a collection of works that explore dynamics related to equity in multiple contexts. Authors examined these issues in Turkey, Egypt the United States, Thailand and at a global level by comparing and contrasting school leadership practice across borders. Considered as a whole, these papers explore various topics that will be at the forefront of educational research for years to come. Increasingly, educational leadership understand that there are important lessons to be learned internationally and globally. This book includes important research conceived from these perspectives. Our hope is that individually and collectively, they might contribute to our understanding of international and global issues in educational leadership and that they will extend, challenge and deepen extant lines of inquiry and begin others.
Author: Sabine Grenz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Genre: Social Science
Gender equality has been on the agenda of national policies of higher education within and outside the European Union (EU) for the last twenty years. In some European countries, this process was initiated early on and has brought about remarkable results, while in others progress has been slower. Different countries and institutions have focussed on different strategies for raising awareness about the discrimination of women and for increasing the number of women in aca- mia, particularly in leadership positions. Previous research on gender equality in higher education has produced many case studies about programmes at institutions of higher education in Europe and elsewhere. Different actors like the European Commission and - tional organisations have also furnished reports about national policies. Building on this material, it is now time to analyse under what conditions equality p- grammes are successful. For a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of and barriers to gender equality in higher education, we also need studies that focus on the development of gender equality policies in different countries, as well as on conditions of implementation, change of strategy, and the evaluation of - sults. Comparative studies would be another useful tool for understanding the development and success of gender equality programmes.
Author: Pat Drake
Publisher: Trentham Books
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Social Science
Issues of internationality, management, gender and education are brought together in these case studies from Bangladesh, the Caribbean, England, Indonesia and Southern Africa. The authors explore concepts of leadership, the influence of language, culture and religion on gender relations, the forms of discrimination and its effects, and consider mentoring and other action for change.
An international team of contributors examine best practice in doctoral education, covering key topics including: what doctoral study in nursing involves the roles of the student, the supervisor, the awarding institution the doctoral process quality monitoring funding for doctoral education and research models of international exchange postdoctoral study. This book is an indispensable source of reference for doctoral students and their mentors, wherever they are pursuing their research.
Although cultural issues have a powerful influence on the failure and success of mentoring programs and relationships, there is scant research on this area and little in the way of guidelines that practitioners can use to help assure mentoring success. This book seeks to expand our knowledge and understanding of this topic and to foster the use of this information to enhance practice and research. The book is unique in a number of ways and will be an important resource for all those engaged in mentoring endeavors and for those conducting research in this area. First, it presents research findings on the cultural impact of mentoring at the individual relational level, at the organizational level, and within the structures of the society. Secondly, the chapters describe mentoring from an international perspective including programs from Africa, Australia, Canada, Finland, India, Ireland, Korea, Scotland, Sweden and the United States. Third, the book is research based and yet, can be easily applied to practice. Chapters provide information on lessons learned and also include reflective questions to enable the reader to delve more deeply into the constructs and findings in order to apply them to their own practice and research. This makes the book an ideal resource for training mentors and mentees, for designing mentoring programs, for teaching about mentoring, and for establishing and maintaining mentoring relationships. It also will be of value to those who are engaged in conducting research on how to create and maintain successful mentoring relationships and programs. Endorsements All mentoring relationships are diverse. Indeed, it is the difference between mentor and mentee that creates the potential for colearning. Mentoring that bridges cultural gaps opens the way to an exchange of understanding about both internal and external assumptions and perspectives (how each of us thinks and how the world functions for each of us). In this book, the editors and contributors demonstrate the diversity of diversity, with particular focus on education in different societies. I recommend it as essential background reading for anyone designing mentoring programmes, in which cultural diversity will be a significant dynamic. Dr David Clutterbuck, Special Ambassador, European Mentoring and Coaching Council In this boundaryspanning volume, the authors pull back the curtain on the latest evolution of mentoring theory and practice revealing that all mentoring relationships are intrinsically cultural. Not only that, the researchers present creative, empirically sound ideas for mentoring at different scales—personal encounters, networked communities, and loose collectives. This book is robustly inclusive of structural layers of mentoring differentiated by context—whether higher education, schools, or collegial communities—making meaning of cultural diversity as part of one’s inner core of relational and systematic mentoring. Practitioners of mentoring and researchers of mentoring alike should find this work important for understanding the breadth and depth of mentoring in different cultural contexts while allowing its essence to remain unfolding, rather than simply told. All mentoring professionals can gain insight and value from the diversity of theoretical orientations that capture as well as map the impact of global and cultural influences of mentoring in everyday worlds. A must read for all who care about the quality of educational relationships and about making a difference in learning settings. ~ Dr. Carol A. Mullen, Professor of Educational Leadership, Virginia Tech, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Plenary Session Representative (PSR)