Tag: gender studies

Without mentoring, girls lose interest in STEM fields
By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Without mentoring, girls lose interest in STEM fields

Stoeger, H., Duan, X., Schimer, S., Greindl, T., & Ziegler, A. (2013). The effectiveness of a one-year online mentoring program for girls in STEM. Computers & Education, 69, 408-418. Summarized by Jessica Cunningham, B.A. Lab Manager, Center of Evidence-Based Mentoring Introduction: As you may have already heard, women are highly under-represented in the fields of […]

Research review: Mentoring for LGBTQI-GNC Youth
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Research review: Mentoring for LGBTQI-GNC Youth

The National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) has published the latest installment in their series: Mentoring Model/Population Review. The September 2016 iteration is a review of the latest research on the subject of mentoring youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and gender nonconforming (LGBTQI-GNC). Written by Christian L. Rummell, the review spans nearly […]

What do boys want?: A conversation with Professor Niobe Way

What do boys want?: A conversation with Professor Niobe Way

Niobe Way, a professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at N.Y.U.’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, discussed her book with New Yorker columnist, Vanna Lee. Her edited version of their conversation appears below. VL: Why boys? NW: My interest in boys’ development grew out of listening to my younger brothers and […]

Mentoring For Youth With Backgrounds Of Involvement In Commercial Sex Activity
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Mentoring For Youth With Backgrounds Of Involvement In Commercial Sex Activity

Group Review Board David DuBois, Ph.D., Chair and Jennifer K. Felner (University of Illinois at Chicago) National Mentoring Resource Center This review examines research on mentoring for youth with backgrounds of involvement (or high-risk for involvement) in commercial sex activity (YCSA). The review is organized around four questions: What is the documented effectiveness of mentoring […]

Mentors Serve as “Facilitators of Change” for Ex-Offenders

Mentors Serve as “Facilitators of Change” for Ex-Offenders

Garcia, J. (2015). The Importance of the Mentor–Mentee Relationship in Women’s Desistance From Destructive Behaviors. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 0306624X14568257. Summary by Justin Preston     INTRODUCTION Desistance, the ongoing process of change in which individuals reduce their involvement in destructive acts, is not a matter of sudden, all-or-nothing transformation that […]

Mentoring in STEM
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Mentoring in STEM

A teacher’s guide to mentoring in STEM How to find and be a good mentor in STEM BY BETHANY BROOKSHIRE  (excepted from Student Science) Mentors that are involved in students’ lives can keep them engaged and encourage them to pursue STEM careers. Finding someone who can inspire a student to take on the demands of STEM […]

Esquire Partners With 3 Agencies to Promote Male Mentorship
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Esquire Partners With 3 Agencies to Promote Male Mentorship

By STUART ELLIOTT  ESQUIRE magazine is teaming up again with Madison Avenue for a new cause-marketing initiative, seeking to encourage more adult men to mentor boys and young men. The initiative comes eight years after a collaboration between the magazine and an up-and-coming agency to raise money for clean drinking water in the third world. […]

Mentoring survivors of abuse and trauma
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Mentoring survivors of abuse and trauma

Reilly, R. C., & D’Amico, M. (2011). Mentoring n survivors of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence. Journal of College Student Development, 52(4), 409-424. Introduction: Both child abuse and intimate partner violence are widespread and are known to lead to a multitude of adverse outcomes, such as self-destructive behaviors, difficulties with concentration, educational under achievement, […]

The friendship crisis: Why are boys so lonely and violent?

The friendship crisis: Why are boys so lonely and violent?

by Niobe Way, Washington Post Elliot Rodgers, 22, killed himself and six people near the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara last month because he wanted to take revenge on “humanity” for his “loneliness, rejection, and unfilled desire.” In the few weeks since that occurred, there have been additional violent acts in schools across the country. […]

Meet Carol S. Dweck, whose research has implications for mentoring for STEM

Meet Carol S. Dweck, whose research has implications for mentoring for STEM

Carol S. Dweck, a psychologist at Stanford University, has done extensive research on why women tend to avoid careers in math and science. Her work has shown that women and girls who think that science and math ability are innate tend to perform worse and have less interest in those fields than females who believe […]