As accountability expectations for schools, universities, and businesses rapidly take root in Westernized countries, the widespread importance of mentoring is indisputable. Current trends have escalated the role and practice of mentorship, aligning it with human performance, institutional reform, teacher education, leadership development, student learning, cultural diversity, and policy initiatives. Although already a hot topic in educational research, new policy and legislative changes for success within K-12 public schools and, with growing attention, higher education have secured the fate of mentorship.
The Mentorship Primer raises awareness about the value of mentoring and presents its changing and complex meaning for students, educators, and leaders. This comprehensive introduction covers three broad areas: the foundations of mentorship, technical mentoring, and alternative mentoring. Anyone searching for guidance in their profession or for a clearer picture of mentorship in its myriad forms will benefit from reading this book, complete with glossaries and references.