Tag: international mentoring

Findings highlight importance of quality mentor-mentee relationships
By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Findings highlight importance of quality mentor-mentee relationships

Larose, S., Chaloux, N., Monaghan, D., & Tarabulsy, G. M. (2010). Working Alliance as a Moderator of the Impact of Mentoring Relationships Among Academically At‐Risk Students. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40 (10), 2656-2686. Background In this study, Simon Larose and his colleagues explored the role of the working alliance in mentoring relationships—predicting that more positive working alliances […]

Why relationships matter
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Why relationships matter

 In “The Heart Grows Smarter,”  David Brooks discussed the importance of caring relationships, and cited the classic work of George Vaillant who followed a cohort of Harvard men for many years. As Brooks notes, “It’s not that the men who flourished had perfect childhoods. Rather, as Vaillant puts it, “What goes right is more important […]

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents

Speaking Exchange: Mentoring across continents The Speaking Exchange connects Brazilian youth with US seniors, facilitating one-to-one online video chats that help build language skills for foreign students and interpersonal connections for the senior mentors. Could we replicate this kind of mentoring across the US? By Lisa Suhay, Correspondent / May 19, 2014, The Christian Science Monitor CNA […]

Growing interest in youth mentoring in India
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Growing interest in youth mentoring in India

India’s economic boom since liberalisation in the 1990s has brought new jobs, opportunities and money. A growing middle class and the opportunity for millions of poor youth to enter new industries has driven a government-led focus on skills training. Despite the investment, many trainees are dropping out of programmes or not accepting offers upon completion of […]

A mentoring programme opens new career paths for girls in South Africa
By October 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

A mentoring programme opens new career paths for girls in South Africa

From Unicef By Emma de Villiers PRETORIA, South Africa, 10 October 2013 – The young woman’s smile lights up as she puts on the white lab coat she has grown used to wearing every day. As Nokulunga ‘Nonku’ Dladla leaves her apartment dressed for class, the 19-year-old student knows that every day brings her one […]

Study finds mentoring key to influencing pupils to apply to University
By October 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Study finds mentoring key to influencing pupils to apply to University

(Phys.org, reprinted) —Appropriately-timed student mentoring schemes can have a large and substantiate effect on influencing secondary pupils from disadvantaged areas apply to university. These are the findings of a pilot study, published today, that tested the impact and delivery of mentoring on pupils’ intentions to apply to university. The Economic and Social Research Council [ESRC]-funded […]

Mentoring teenage girls: ‘Watching them develop in confidence is amazing’
By September 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Mentoring teenage girls: ‘Watching them develop in confidence is amazing’

An initiative by teachers to connect teens with successful female mentors is already paying off – but it needs more cash by Janet Murray reprinted from The Guardian, Monday 2 September 2013 14.45 EDT Educated in a run-down part of Portsmouth, Becca Dean thought little would surprise her about teaching at an inner-city girls’ school. But taking […]

Evidence Corner: Looking for Evidence in All the Right Places
By December 16, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Evidence Corner: Looking for Evidence in All the Right Places

by David DuBois I am very pleased and honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring as the editor of the site’s Evidence Corner. I look forward, in the months to come, to sharing and dialogue regarding the evidence base on a wide range of topics that is evolving in […]

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