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Mentoring Students and Young People


reviewed by Frances Kochan — 2003

coverTitle: Mentoring Students and Young People
Author(s): Andrew Miller
Publisher: Stylus, Sterling, VA
ISBN: 0749435437, Pages: 299, Year: 2002
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The topic of mentoring is gaining a widespread audience across many settings including education, business, government, and the health professions (Mullen, and Lick, 1999). Mentoring programs are being established between and among people of all ages and for a wide variety of purposes, making information about how to create, maintain, and assess successful programs in high demand (Evans, 2000). Andrew Miller’s book, Mentoring students and young people will help fill that demand for many groups, organizations, and individuals. Miller describes the book’s purpose as serving as “a guide to current practice in a rapidly developing field” (p. iv). It is not only a guide but also an excellent overall resource on the topic from a global perspective. The text is organized into four sections The first section contains an excellent description of the concept of mentoring, including its historical roots, definitions, behaviors, aims and objectives, program classifications, and the issues that require further research and discussion. It also includes a case study of a mentoring program developed... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1197-1199
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11084, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 9:27:52 AM

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  • Frances Kochan
    Auburn University
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    FRANCES KOCHAN is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Interim Dean of the College of Education at Auburn University, Alabama. Her research interests include collaboration at the individual level through mentoring, at the organizational level through partnerships, and through the implementation of democratic leadership models. She has authored over 50 articles dealing with these topics in journals such as The Journal of School Leadership, Teacher Education, and The Educational Forum. She is editor of a book series on mentoring published by Information Age Press. She recently edited the first book in this series, The Organizational and Human Dimensions of Successful Mentoring Programs and Relationships. Her next edited volume due out in the spring of 2003, is Mentoring from an International Perspective.
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