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Introduction to the Study
Quality Mentoring Relationships for Women
Specific School Leadership Experiences
Women's Conflicts with Leadership—Washington
Mentoring for Women As Relationships of Care—Virginia
Cultivating Feminist Leadership through Mentoring—Maryland
Mentoring Relationships for Women of Color
Mentoring As a Transforming Activity
Appendix A: Description of Mentoring Pairs
Appendix B: Consent Form
Appendix C: Interview Guides
Posted April 24, 2011
Mentoring has been considered one of the main means to promote a conventional white male perspective for many years as much as an educational practice that might allow changes in how we perceive women's role into school system: i.e., as contributors of an open, caring and inclusive education. What is the meaning of mentoring within one and another perspective? Are there some challenges and obstacles a woman has to face if she has the abilities, the commitment and the goal to embody a leader's role? Is there a difference if she is a woman of color? Are there unwritten rules not easy to handle if you are woman and/or white?
This is an empirical study, from a critical female quantitative perspective, that gives us some answers through in-depth interviews to both members of the dyad implicated in mentoring relationships, protégées and mentors.
The purpose is to consider mentoring as a transformative process, both of the educational system and the persons who have chosen it consciously.
Who knows the rules, knows the way to success. One of the best points in this text is the clarity by which the secret rules are revealed; first, to analyze them, secondly to question who are the beneficiaries, and thirdly, if they are promoting genuine and inclusive educational process.
There is evidence that discrimination exists in the educational administration system. It is the mirror of a bigger reality: general culture and the wider society. This book is a reflective contribution, for school systems mainly. But for everyone in different educational roles, it allows discernment on what in our daily practice is building a better coexistence between human beings or not. (Gabriela Ruiz, Teacher at Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico)
Posted April 24, 2011
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