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From Teaching to Mentoring: Principle and Practice, Dialogue and Life in Adult Education


reviewed by Amy D. Rose — 2005

coverTitle: From Teaching to Mentoring: Principle and Practice, Dialogue and Life in Adult Education
Author(s): Lee Herman and Alan Mandell
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415266181, Pages: 231, Year: 2004
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What is it like to be a faculty member in a nontraditional program? What are the key paradigms that one brings into this practice? What, in essence, is good practice within nontraditional education? In their recent book, From Teaching to Mentoring: Principle and Practice, Dialogue and Life in Adult Education, authors Lee Herman and Alan Mandell begin a discussion of these questions, but in so doing they take on much more. They easily deal with the meaning of dialogue, the nature of education, and questions of power that suffuse all teacher-learner relationships. Finally, in attempting to lay out the dimensions of effective mentoring, they advocate for a reexamination of the very meaning of higher education and a reformulation of its current structure. In doing this, Herman and Mandell begin with what they consider to be the basic principles of mentoring. By mentoring, they are not referring to the current denotation... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1418-1423
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11758, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 4:33:17 PM

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  • Amy Rose
    Northern Illinois University
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    AMY D. ROSE is a professor of Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She has written extensively on the history of adult education and on non-traditional adult and higher education. She is currently working on a project that explores the continuing overlap between adult education and higher education.
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