Mentoring in Context
Ehrich, Lisa C., Tennent, Lee, & Hansford, Brian C. (2000) Mentoring in Context. In Annual International Conference on Post-Compulsory Education and Training, 4-6 December 2000, Gold Coast, Australia. (Unpublished)
In recent decades, mentoring has been identified, often uncritically, as an overwhelmingly positive workplace learning activity for men, women and minority groups in a variety of organisational settings such as schools, universities, hospitals, corporations, and government departments. This paper begins by exploring what is understood by mentoring, the functions it fulfils, and some of its benefits and hazards for the mentor, mentee (protégé) and organisation. We then report on the findings of two meta-analytic like studies of mentoring. The first study draws upon 159 pieces of empirical research taken from the education literature. The second study draws on 151 pieces of empirical research taken from the business literature. The review of these two bodies of research is an attempt to clarify some of the significant outcomes of mentoring and to determine the extent to which a ‘dark side’ of mentoring exists. The paper concludes with implications for practice.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Mentoring, mentee, mentor, education, business, women|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2000 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||12 Dec 2005|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:29|
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