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This is a book on the good practice of mentoring written by scholars and practitioners in education, health and industry. It considers the roles of the mentor-mentee in changing workplaces affected by external forces including technology, the economy and the dismantling of middle- management structures, and offers guidelines for those who seek good practice, and the nurturing of the individual in a caring and collaborative culture.; A brief history of mentoring and its subsequent usage is presented, with special attention paid to the gender issues. New concepts such as "shadowing" and "reflective interviewing" are introduced and explained, and strategies are presented in such a way that they can be applied and adapted in any setting. The whole process, therefore, aims to empower the professional in a school, university or industrial level, and with others, towards a more effective and perceptive practice.; All those involved in education and training of individuals at a school, college or industrial level training will find this useful.

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Aims to empower a professional in a school, university, or industry, to take on the role of mentor. Drawing on experiences mostly in Australia and Tasmania, explores the traditional and modern history of mentoring, emphasizes gender issues, and explains such concepts as shadowing and reflective interviewing. The mentor approach to training professionals is advocated in the context of the increased time a student teacher spends in school- based experience, changes in technology and the economy, and the dismantling of middle management. Paper edition (unseen), $32.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750701679
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/1993
  • Series: Education Policy Perspectives Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Workplace of the 1990s 1
2 The Principles and Practice of Mentoring 9
3 Mentoring for Teachers: The Collaborative Approach 25
4 A Personal Perspective on Mentoring 45
5 Mentoring for School Principals 59
6 Preparing for Leadership in Schools: The Mentoring Contribution 77
7 Preceptorship in Hospitals 91
8 From Cop to Coach: The Shop Floor Supervisor of the 1990s 113
9 Coaching in a Competency-based Training System: The Experience of the Power Brewing Company 125
10 Coaching Trainers for Workplace Performance 141
11 Measuring the Returns 165
12 Transforming the Workplace 205
Notes and References 221
Notes on Contributors 234
Index 237
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