Adult Learning

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1-2, Spring

"But I Thought." an Examination of Assumptions in the Mentoring Relationship
Mike, a young new assistant school principal, approached veteran principal, Dr. Kenyon, about being his mentor. Dr. Kenyon replied, "I don't know how much I can help you, but I'll tell you everything I know." The mentoring relationship began, but Mike...
Concluding Remarks from Guest Editor: Examining and Expanding Mentoring Practice: A Look to the Future
The "work" of examining and expanding mentoring practice presents a developmental opportunity for individuals and organizations. It demands that we become more attentive, purposeful, and introspective about what we do and how we do it. Mentoring can...
Creating a MentoringCoaching Culture for Ontario School Leaders
Mentoring is a highly recognized and accepted strategy for attracting, developing, and sustaining leaders across the education sector and beyond. It helps accelerate learning, reduce isolation, and increase the confidence and skill of newly appointed...
Examining and Expanding Mentoring Practices
Mentoring has porous borders. It permeates every sector, crosses every age, and bridges many cultures. This issue of Adult Learning draws upon the rich experiences of talented researchers and practitioners who present personal and organizational stories...
Mentoring as a Bridge to Understanding Cultural Difference
Bridges are thresholds to other realities, archetypal, primal symbols of shifting consciousness. They are passageways, conduits, and connectors that connote transitioning, crossing borders, and changing perspectives (Anzaldua, 2002, p. 1). At its...
Mentoring: A Two Way Street
Kathy's Story Charlie had a successful career as a well respected and loved physician for twenty plus years. Five years ago, he was invited to leave his clinical practice behind and become the first Chief Medical Officer for a hospital that existed...
Mentors as Fellow Travelers
A junior faculty member arrives an unfamiliar university for a new teaching assignment. She is poised for the adventure, but feels like a traveler at the edge of long, unknown road. She does not know what obstacles or vistas may appear on the road,...
Peer Mentoring and Action Learning
Traditional Mentoring Mentoring has been defined in many different ways. Traditionally, mentoring is seen as a relationship between an older, more experienced mentor and a younger, less experienced protege for the purpose of helping and developing...
Shifting Gears: The Mentee in the Driver's Seat
Good mentoring depends on effective learning. Effective learning depends on the readiness, willingness, and openness of mentoring partners. The concept of mentoring as a partnership does not come easy to many who experience mentoring through the lens...
Understanding E-Mentoring in Organizations
In the 1998 hit film, You've Got Mail, during a time when most of the U.S. was still just discovering the ways in which email was transforming their lives, Meg Ryan's character, Kathleen Kelly, writes to her then-anonymous email correspondent: "The...
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