Mentoring for attainment: Mentoring for attainment

Arinola Adefila

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    Mentoring is a complex process which involves an exchange of knowledge, social and cultural capital, psychosocial support and perceptive information for the purpose of transmitting experience and know-how to new members of an organization (Kram 1985a; Clutterbuck and Lane 2007; Leake et al. 2011). Mentoring has been used in many settings to support new members of a group to learn, grow and develop. The benefits of mentoring in the workplace have been well documented, particularly in organizational development
    research (see, for example: Dancer 2003; Clutterbuck and Lane 2004). Mentoring practice in Business, Sociology and Medicine is linked to theories associated with development, social capital, power relations, communication and leadership, amongst others (Ehrich et al. 2001). In higher education, the literature lacks both breadth and depth with a significant focus on …
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStudent Attainment in Higher Education: Issues, Controversies and Debates
    EditorsGraham Stevenson, Debra Cureton, Deanne Lynn Clouder
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315730325
    ISBN (Print)9781138844476, 9781138844483
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2016


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